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:
Supporting Mental Health Services for Military Members and Families
Invictus Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that offers individual and family behavioral health counseling services to military members, veterans and their families. The BNSF Railway Foundation proudly provided a grant to support Invictus Foundation’s Welcome Home Network, a program that addresses the lack of mental health services for returning members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The BNSF Railway Foundation recently donated to Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR) to support the organization’s mission of helping veterans heal. The organization offers therapeutic programs and activities such as agricultural participation, peer support and other trauma-informed education activities.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Snohomish County’s Beds for Children program offers beds to kids who are sleeping on floors, many using newspaper or cardboard to warm themselves. A $3,000 donation from the BNSF Railway Foundation will fund 18 beds for vulnerable children in the county.
Fostering Inclusion, Community and Fun
The BNSF Railway Foundation is a proud supporter of Special Olympics Washington and its goal of driving positive change in the understanding of people with intellectual disabilities. The foundation donated $5,000 to the Summer State Games in 2019, which saw 840 athletes compete in a weekend of athletic competition, health screenings, education and fun.