Community Support

We strive to be a positive force in the communities we serve. From jobs and economic development, to active participation in the events and efforts that help shape and improve where our employees live, work and raise their families.

We are committed to consistently enhancing the quality of life of the communities where we work and live. Given the scope of our business and our workforce, we contribute significantly to economic health and employment levels throughout the 28 states and three Canadian provinces where we operate. In many of these locations, we are among the top employers and provide competitive wages and benefits.

We seek to “live our values” by championing those things that help make communities stronger.

Volunteering in Our Communities

Across our network, our employees participate actively in their local cities and towns, from generous contributions for annual United Way campaigns to coordinating local holiday toy drives.

Many teams throughout our network regularly hold “service days” where they donate their time to local nonprofit agencies. In addition to serving as team-building opportunities, these activities benefit community organizations.

BNSF Railway Foundation

  • The BNSF Railway Foundation supports communities by funding a wide variety of arts and social service organizations and college scholarship programs. We also make a difference through our employees’ incredible volunteer spirit and their active contributions to many worthy community programs, from serving on city councils to building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

    Since 2000, the BNSF Railway Foundation has contributed more than $150 million, to educational, cultural and other worthy programs in communities we serve. This includes donations made to match employee gifts. The foundation routinely donates to youth programs and community projects with significant local involvement.

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