Union Pacific Foundation Grants $160,000 to 29 Nevada Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 30, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $160,000 in 2014 to 29 Nevada 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
Boulder City St. Jude's Ranch for Children Boulder City Campus
Carson City Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Inc.
Elko Elko County - Transportation Division
Elko Elko Senior Citizen Center Inc.
Fallon Churchill County Parks and Recreation
Las Vegas Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas Blind Center of Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
Las Vegas Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc.
Las Vegas Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
Las Vegas Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Las Vegas Nevada Blind Children's Foundation
Las Vegas Police Athletic League of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Inc.
Las Vegas Southern Nevada Public Television
Las Vegas Spirit Therapies
Las Vegas Springs Preserve Foundation
Las Vegas The Shade Tree Inc.
Las Vegas The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas Three Square
McCarran The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Inc.
Reno Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Reno Gathering Genius Inc.
Reno Nevada Museum of Art Inc.
Reno Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation Inc.
Reno University of Nevada-Reno Foundation
Sparks Sparks Heritage Foundation and Museum Inc.
Winnemucca Humboldt Volunteer Hospice

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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