The 43,500 men and women of Union Pacific literally connect America's communities, transporting the raw materials and finished goods that keep our economy and our country moving. But collectively, this diverse workforce does much more than that.
We are also actively engaged in helping to strengthen the very fabric of the communities we serve. In addition to millions of dollars in wages and taxes, Union Pacific also provides generous charitable grants to thousands of communities nationwide, enriching the lives of millions of Americans.
Since 1959, the philanthropic Union Pacific Foundation has distributed funds for cultural, community and educational programs, as well as for human services, in cities and towns where our employees live and work.
The foundation helps promote the organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations to strengthen their reach, impact and efficiency in the communities they serve.
Programs such as these reaffirm our belief that the better Union Pacific serves not only our customers, employees and shareholders, but also our fellow community members, the more we can build our nation’s economic strength.
And that is in everyone's best interest.