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:

Helping a Community Devastated by Fire

In December 2021, a fast-moving fire in Fergus County burned more than 10,000 acres, damaged at least 25 homes, and destroyed the grain elevators and silos that had once served as the skyline of Denton, MT. To support the community following the disaster, BNSF Railway Foundation made a contribution to the Town of Denton. The funds will be used for park improvements.

Promoting High-Quality Education

Inspired by the majestic beauty of the surrounding landscape and its involved and supportive community, Billings Public Schools in Billings, MT, strive to motivate students to be innovative global citizens. The Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools recently received the BNSF Railway Excellence in Education Award and donation. Serving over 16,000 students, the district is the largest in the state and has an 84.6% graduation rate.

Preserving Heritage Through Recreational Opportunities

Sheridan Community Land Trust in Sheridan, WY, works to preserve our heritage of open spaces, healthy rivers and creeks, working ranches, wildlife habitat, and vibrant history, while expanding recreation opportunities to connect people with the places they love. The organization recently received a contribution from BNSF Railway Foundation to support cultural interpretation through the developing trail system.

Learn more about how BNSF Railway Foundation supports and helps improve quality of life in the communities that it serves here.