Community-Based Grant Program

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

The Union Pacific Foundation seeks to fund organizations that work in communities where Union Pacific Railroads operate. The Foundation funds organizations that operate within the following two areas of interest:

  • Community and Civic: To assist community-based organizations and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community. This category includes organizations such as aquariums, botanical gardens, children’s museums, history/science museums, public libraries, public television and radio, zoos, etc.
  • Health and Human Services: To assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of health care and providing human services in the community. The Foundation is proud to support the United Ways in numerous Union Pacific communities. Applications will not be accepted from United Ways as funding is awarded annually at the Foundation’s discretion.

The Union Pacific Foundation

Closing Date(s):

August 15, 2013

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Eligible Organizations:

The Foundation requires that an organization be located in a community served by Union Pacific Railroad, is a 501(c)(3) public charity as identified by the IRS, or Municipality, and falls within one of the two areas of interest outlined below.

  • Union Pacific Community: The community where the organization is based must be served by Union Pacific Railroad. (View a map showing where Union Pacific Railroad operates in the United States). Your community must be located on these railroad lines. The Foundation does not accept applications from organizations located outside the Union Pacific served area even though the intent may be to operate a program in a Union Pacific community or county.
  • Public Charity or Municipality: The organization must have a current 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and be classified as an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) under 170(b)(1)(A)(vii) of the Internal Revenue Code. Municipalities located on Union Pacific lines may apply for one-time programs/projects provided the program/project benefits the entire community.