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 Land for Recreation and Wildlife
Forterra is a Washington-based nonprofit that enhances, supports, and stewards the region’s most precious resources: its communities and its ecosystems. In its 30-year history, Forterra has helped conserve more than 250,000 acres, with its work stretching from the farmlands and river canyons of Yakima to the estuaries and forests of Washington’s coastline. BNSF Railway Foundation’s $10,000 grant helps protect recreation and wildlife habitat in upper Skykomish.
Giving Foster Kids a Childhood and a Future
Supporting more than 8,000 Washington youth in foster care, Treehouse strives to create a world where every child who has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood. The $15,000 grant that Treehouse received from BNSF Railway Foundation goes toward programs that help foster kids successfully graduate and provide continued support after high school until they achieve a degree or credential, living wage and stable housing.
Improving Quality of Life for Blind Children, Youth, and Adults
Founded in 2007 and based in Vancouver WA, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is a national leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, youth and adults through participation in sports and physical activity in communities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. BNSF Railway Foundation proudly contributed toward the organization’s video resource library which supports athletes, teachers, families and community members with instructional strategies for working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Preserving Stevens County History
The Stevens County Historical Society gathers, preserves and provides public access to the history and artifacts of Stevens County and surrounding area. The historical society has been working to save a log cabin that served as the Colville Indian Agency in the late 19th century with the goal of using the cabin to interpret the Indian Agency period. BNSF Railway Foundation recently contributed $5,000 to support cultural preservation and improvements at the site.