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:
Contributing to the Fight Against COVID-19
The BNSF Railway Foundation is proud to contribute to the Southwest Washington COVID Response Fund, operated by the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington. The fund provides flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners who are working collaboratively to address the increasing needs resulting from COVID-19.
Assisting our Healthcare Workers
Providence Regional Medical Center’s Helping Hands Fund provides assistance to the Everett facility’s caregivers who are experiencing particular hardship from COVID-19. The BNSF Railway Foundation donated funds for emergency support for caregivers including transportation, child care, food and rent assistance during this time of crisis.
Supporting Full-Day Childcare
The BNSF Railway Foundation supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, including a donation to extend full-day child care hours at 19 sites during this unprecedented time. To ensure accessibility for those who need childcare the most, the clubs are waiving daily fees for families of first-responders, healthcare workers, and people working in essential occupations and fast-tracking scholarships for low-income families.
Funding Families Without Shelter
Mary’s Place houses King County families who are experiencing homelessness. To support the organization’s mission of ensuring no child sleeps outside, the BNSF Railway Foundation donated $25,000. The funds helped Mary’s Place staff serve 2,476 individuals in 2019—1,403 kids and 1,073 adults—and provide 171,909 bed nights for those seeking help.