UP boosts charitable giving to $20 million

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OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific is reorganizing its charitable giving program in a move that will unleash a total of $20 million worth of donations in the coming years, the railroad announced this week.

The Community Ties Giving Program will focus on two primary giving pillars — local grants and key partnerships. Railroad officials say they are especially interested in making donations that improves safety, supports workforce development and improves community spaces, like parks and historic sites.

"For more than 150 years, Union Pacific has served as an economic engine, improving the lives of millions across the United States," says Scott Moore, senior vice president and chief administrative officer. "The Community Ties Giving Program builds on that foundation, funding programs to support safe, prosperous, and vibrant communities where our employees live and work."

The railroad also announced that it was making three large donations this year: Safe Kids Worldwide, Local Initiatives Support Corp., and the National Park Foundation were selected as national key partners, each receiving $1 million in 2018.

"Union Pacific is proud to partner with these world-class nonprofit organizations, empowering communities to create a safer place for children and families, bring economic prosperity and wellbeing to our neighborhoods and explore boundless opportunities through one of our country's greatest treasures – national parks," Moore says.

To learn more about Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program or apply for local grants, visit www.up.com/foundation.
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