Union Pacific Awards $5.1 Million in Community Grants

Union Pacific train
A Union Pacific Railroad train car. (Union Pacific Railroad)

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Union Pacific Railroad announced the distribution of more than $5.1 million in local grants through a program that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program has provided grants to 514 nonprofit organizations that work toward those goals, the company said in October.

“Local grants have the power to create meaningful change within the communities where our employees live and work,” said Scott Moore, senior vice president of corporate relations at Union Pacific. “We take great pride in the role the railroad plays helping communities thrive and believe the impact must be reflective of the diverse company we are today.”

Union Pacific listed safety, workforce development and community spaces among its philanthropic priorities, and noted that 14 million people in targeted communities across its 23-state rail network will receive support and service through the grants.

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