Union Pacific Foundation Grants More Than $2 Million to 66 Nebraska Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., May 02, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting more than $2 million in 2014 to 66 Nebraska 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
Bellevue Bellevue Ministerial Association
Bellevue Bellevue University Foundation
Columbus American National Red Cross
Columbus Columbus Area Arts Council
Columbus Columbus Area United Way Inc.
Columbus Columbus Community Hospital Foundation
Columbus Platte Valley Literacy Association
Cozad Cozad Historical Society
Cozad Robert Henri Museum and Historical Walkway
Fairbury Blue Valley Community Action Inc.
Falls City Library and Community Foundation of Richardson County
Fremont American National Red Cross
Fremont Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity
Fremont Fremont Area United Way
Gering Legacy of the Plains Museum/Farm and Ranch Museum
Grand Island Central Nebraska Community Services Inc.
Grand Island Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions Inc.
Grand Island City of Grand Island Community Youth Council
Grand Island Hall County Historical Society Inc.
Grand Island Heartland Casa
Grand Island Heartland United Way Inc.
Grand Island Junior Achievement of Lincoln Inc.
Grand Island Literacy Council of Grand Island Inc.
Hastings Hastings Library Foundation
Hastings United Way of South Central Nebraska Inc.
Hastings Young Women's Christian Association of Adams County, Nebraska
Kearney American National Red Cross
Kearney Buffalo County Historical Society
Kearney United Way of the Kearney Area
Kimball City of Kimball
Lewellen Volunteers of America Inc.
Lexington Dawson County Historical Society
Lexington Lexington United Way
Lincoln Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation
Lincoln Nebraska State Fair Park Foundation
Lincoln Teammates Mentoring Program
North Platte Creativity Unlimited Arts Council
North Platte Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center
North Platte Mid-Plains United Way Inc.
North Platte Wish I May Inc.
Ogallala Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program Inc.
Omaha Ballet Nebraska
Omaha Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Omaha Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Inc.
Omaha College Possible
Omaha Creighton University
Omaha El Museo Latino
Omaha Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center
Omaha Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Inc.
Omaha Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health
Omaha Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Inc.
Omaha Omaha Symphony Association
Omaha Omaha Theater Company
Omaha OneWorld Community Health Centers Inc.
Omaha Paralyzed Veterans of America
Omaha Santa Monica Inc.
Omaha Special Olympics Nebraska Inc.
Omaha The Durham Museum
Omaha United Methodist Ministries
Omaha United Way of the Midlands
Omaha University of Nebraska at Omaha Sports Facility
Oshkosh Garden County Health Services Foundation
Scottsbluff Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development Inc.
Scottsbluff United Way of Western Nebraska
Valley Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy Inc.

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.

The statements and information contained in the news releases provided by Union Pacific speak only as of the date issued. Such information by its nature may become outdated, and investors should not assume that the statements and information contained in Union Pacific's news releases remain current after the date issued. Union Pacific makes no commitment, and disclaims any duty, to update any of this information.

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