The BNSF Railway Foundation continues to support the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent contributions include:

Helping Children Access the Outdoors
The BNSF Railway Foundation issued a grant for $10,000 to the North Idaho College Foundation Children’s Center Outdoor Learning Environment. The Outdoor Learning Environment has helped student-parents with child care while they focus on their education. The grant benefits the NIC Children’s Center’s low-income families to ensure they have an outdoor space to imagine, explore and grow.

Connecting Communities with Services
The Sandpoint Resource Center’s Service Provider Information Network (SPIN) is a network that makes community resources more easily accessible for Sandpoint, Idaho residents living in poverty. It’s a collaborative system of more than 200 service providers in Bonner and Boundary counties that serves over 10,000 households. The BNSF Railway Foundation distributed a $5,000 grant to ensure low-income families can access the services they need.

Funding Outdoor Recreation
Camp Stidwell is a mecca for youth activities and adult recreation at the southern end of Mirror Lake in Bonner County, Idaho. To ensure future generations can enjoy Camp Stidwell, the BNSF Railway Foundation provided an $8,235 grant. The funds will enhance youth wilderness activities.

Remembering the Great War and its Impact
To commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) hosted the exhibit “WWI America,” a display featuring original artifacts and multi-media presentations. The exhibit explored the stories of Americans during the Great War and its lasting impact on American life and society. The BNSF Railway Foundation donated $5,000 to MOHAI in support of the exhibit and the Puget Sound regional Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration.