Union Pacific Foundation Grants More Than $161,000 to 26 Kansas Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., May 02, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting more than $161,000 in 2014 to 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations.

"Union Pacific recognizes and values the significant role these charitable organizations hold in their respective communities," said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president of Corporate Relations and Union Pacific Foundation president. "It's important that we do our part to support these groups as they continue to positively impact the cities and towns where many of our employees live and work."

Union Pacific assists nonprofits in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more than 50 years, the Union Pacific Foundation has upheld the tradition of supporting community and civic programs. Grants to nonprofit organizations support community, cultural, and health and human services.

To apply for a 2015 grant, visit the Union Pacific Foundation section of the site beginning May 1, 2014, and follow the online application instructions. The application deadline is August 15, 2014.

2014 Foundation Grants
City Recipient
Atchison Atchison Area United Way
Atchison Atchison Family YMCA
Coffeyville Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation
Garnett City of Garnett
Garnett East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp.
Herington Family Preservation
Herington Roadhouse Youth Center
Junction City United Way of Junction City-Geary County
Kansas City CHWC Inc.
Kansas City El Centro Inc.
Liberal Liberal Recreation Department
Marysville Marshall County Community Resource and Educational Center Inc.
Marysville RSVP of Northeast Kansas Inc.
McPherson McPherson County Community Foundation
McPherson Mt. Hope Sanctuary Inc.
Parsons City of Parsons, Kan.
Parsons United Way of Labette County
Salina Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina Inc.
Salina Saint Francis Community Services Inc.
Salina Smoky Hill Museum
Sharon Springs Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation
Topeka Boys & Girls Club of Topeka
Topeka Railroad Heritage Inc.
Wichita Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita Inc.
Wichita United Way of the Plains
Wichita Wichita State University Foundation

About the Union Pacific Foundation

The Union Pacific Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Union Pacific Corporation. The Foundation has distributed funds since 1959 to qualified organizations in communities served by Union Pacific. The Foundation is not endowed, but is funded each year from the operating profits of Union Pacific Corporation.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2013, Union Pacific invested more than $21.6 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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