Union Pacific Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

Five nonprofit organizations in Grand Junction were among the Colorado groups receiving grants from the Union Pacific Foundation.

Colorado Discover Ability, Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, Strong Families Safe Kids, the Tree House Center for Trouble Youth and United of Mesa County were among the recipients of a total of $150,000 awarded to 28 organizations.

“Supporting these charitable organizations helps them continue to play an important roles in improving the communities where our employees live and work,” said Robert Turner, senior vice president of Union Pacific and president of the Union Pacific Foundation. “We are proud to make a positive contribution in building strong, sustainable communities across our railroad network.”

The Union Pacific Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Union Pacific Corp. The company operates a railroad network linking 23 states as well as providing freight transportation and logistic services to a global supply chain. For more information, visit www.up.com.