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Community Ties Giving Program

Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program

Mission: For over 150 years, Union Pacific has been committed to Building America – serving as an economic engine and improving the standard of life for millions across the country. Building upon this heritage, the mission of the Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program is to build safe, prosperous, and vibrant communities by investing in high-quality nonprofits and programs in the cities and towns in which we operate and our employees live and work.

When to Apply

April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020 Application Submission Period
September 2020 Award Status Notification
September – October 2020 Checks Delivered/Presented

*Union Pacific will make every effort to expedite funding for approved COVID-19 Relief Grant applications. 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Union Pacific’s Community Ties Giving Program, through Union Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Foundation, will consider providing charitable support to non-religious organizations that do not discriminate based on a person's race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, past or present military service, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, political affiliation, marital or familial status, or any other status protected by law ("protected status").

Notwithstanding the foregoing, religious organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues are eligible for funding if they have established a separate 501(c)(3) organization to operate the funded program AND the outreach program is offered to the general population regardless of religious affiliation and does not otherwise discriminate against individuals based upon their protected status. Organizations must be willing and able, if requested, to attest that they prohibit discrimination on these grounds in order to receive charitable support.