Union Pacific Foundation Grants $186,000 to 35 Louisiana Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 29, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $186,000 in 2014 to 35 Louisiana 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
Alexandria Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare Inc.
Alexandria The Rapides Exploratory Education House Inc.
Alexandria United Way of Central Louisiana
Barataria Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful Inc.
Bastrop Morehouse Beautification Inc.
Baton Rouge Douglas Manship Sr. Theater Complex Holding Inc.
Baton Rouge Foundation for Historical Louisiana Inc.
Baton Rouge Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children
Boutte St. Charles Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation
Convent Next Twenty - Five Inc.
Crowley International Rice Festival Association
DeQuincy Dequincy Railroad Museum
DeQuincy Dequincy Town Hall Museum
Lake Charles Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana Inc.
Lake Charles Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana Inc.
Lake Charles Imperial Calcasieu Museum Inc.
Lake Charles The Children's Theatre Company Inc.
Lake Charles The Salvation Army
Lake Charles United Way of Southwest Louisiana
Luling St. Charles Humane Society
Monroe United Way of Northeast Louisiana
Natchitoches City of Natchitoches
New Orleans Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
New Orleans The Tennessee Williams - New Orleans Literary Festival Inc.
New Orleans Tipitinas Foundation Inc.
New Roads Capital Area Agency on Aging District II
New Roads Extra Innings Booster Club
Opelousas City of Opelousas Tourism Department
Opelousas St Landry-Evangeline United Way
Shreveport Lifeshare Blood Centers
Shreveport Shreveport Opera
Shreveport Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Shreveport The Strand Theatre of Shreveport Corporation
Shreveport United Way of Northwest Louisiana
West Monroe Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

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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