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:
Preserving Tribal Languages
The Inchelium Language & Culture Association fosters and sustains a dynamic community of Salish language speakers whose daily lives are expressed through a commitment to Lakes and Colville culture and a connection to their traditional territories. BNSF Railway Foundation’s contribution of $15,000 supports the organization in helping to develop new Salish language speakers and teachers.
Working to Prevent Youth Violence
BNSF Railway Foundation donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County toward youth violence prevention programs at the Federal Way Teen Center. For over 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has been opening doors of opportunity and moving the needle for youth, creating real opportunity based on their potential.
Providing Healthy Meals to Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County was founded in 1946 with the mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BNSF Railway Foundation contributed $2,500 to the organization for nutritious snacks and meals for kids to support active lifestyles.
Ensuring Students Have Access to School Supplies
Schoolhouse Supplies supports public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. BNSF Railway Foundation donated $2,000 to the organization’s Free Store for Teachers which provides school supplies at no cost. Teachers visit the Free Store and bring supplies back to their students and their classrooms.
Creating a New Museum in Northport, WA
Northport Historical Society recently partnered with seventeen members of the Washington National Guard Company #176 to work on restoration of a 1901 structure that will soon house the Northport Welcome Center Museum and Artisans Gallery. A $3,000 grant from BNSF Railway Foundation was used to purchase roofing for the project.