Welcome to the BNSF Railway Foundation, the Major Channel of Philanthropy for BNSF
The mission of the BNSF Railway Foundation is to support and help improve quality of life for thousands of communities across the 28 states where BNSF operates, primarily across the Midwest, Southwest and Northwest regions of the U.S. As one of the largest freight railroads in North America, BNSF Railway is focused on making a difference in the communities where our employees live, work and volunteer. The BNSF Railway Foundation is our company’s main vehicle for charitable giving.
Governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the BNSF Railway CEO and other executives, the BNSF Railway Foundation is incorporated within the State of Texas and is managed from BNSF Railway's corporate headquarters in Fort Worth. Organizations applying for grant consideration are urged to carefully review our FAQs and other guidelines and criteria outlined on this website.