The BNSF Railway Foundation invests in the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent donations include:
Protecting Big Game Migration Corridors
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is dedicated to sustaining, restoring and enhancing the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats for current and future generations. The organization recently approved $4 million in conservation grants for habitat projects in migration corridors and winter ranges for elk, mule deer and pronghorn. BNSF Railway Foundation contributed to the funding of the grants which were awarded to projects throughout the Western U.S., including Montana and Wyoming.
Honoring a History of Collaboration
The All-American Indian Days Honoring Project presented by the Big Horn City Historical Society of Big Horn, WY is a remembrance of the generosity of local volunteers, civic groups, churches and businesses in Sheridan County and by neighboring Native American people who invested in the dream of All-American Indian Days from 1953-1984. This inter-racial collaboration is considered the first humanitarian project in Indian Country and took place eleven years before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. BNSF Railway Foundation contributed $5,000 toward making the Honoring Project a reality.
Promoting Reading to Support Early Brain Development
Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their young children by providing beautiful new books as part of well child healthcare visits. Healthcare providers play the key role in the Raising Readers program by “prescribing” books for children during their wellness checks. Since 2002, more than 457,618 books have been distributed in all 23 Wyoming counties through the program. BNSF Railway Foundation donated $5,000 to provide books to families in Laramie, Converse, Natrona and Campbell Counties.