Financial Information

Total Assets: $815,916

Total Giving: $10,179,069

Area of Service:

National and International

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


BNSF College Scholarship Program
Employee Matching Gifts Program
Future Farmers of America Scholarships
Health and Human Services
Native American Scholarships


Grants ion 2017:
Southern Methodist University, $600,000
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, $500,000
Salvation Army – DFW Metroplex, $500,000
United Way of Tarrant County, $229,509
Crow Tribe of Indians, $150,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, $100,000
Argentine Neighborhood Development, $75,000
Symphony in the Flint Hills, $55,000


Giving limited to communities located on main BNSF Railway operating lines, with emphasis on AZ, CA, CO, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NM, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, VA, and W.
No support for religious organizations, veterans’ or fraternal organizations, national health organizations, corporate memberships, taxpayer associations or other bodies whose activities are expected to directly benefit the corporation, or political organizations or candidates.
No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for general operating support, endowments, national health programs, loans, travel, corporate memberships, political campaigns, computers or computer-related projects, benefit tickets or courtesy advertising, tables and/or tickets to gala fundraisers, salaries, wages, or administrative expenses, or capital campaigns.


The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, higher education, the environment, health, substance abuse services, crime and violence prevention, recreation, human services, diversity, community deployment, children and youth, minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged people, and awards college scholarships to high school seniors, college sophomores, and Native Americans.


Type of Grantmaker: Company-sponsored foundation
Established in 2008 in TX.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

Fort Worth,

National and International

United States

Contact Information / Process

Initial Approach: Complete online application

2650 Lou Menk Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830

Phone: (817) 867-6458
Fax: (817) 352-7925
[email protected]

Donors & Leadership

BNSF Railway

Officers and Directors:
Zak A Andersen, President
Munsoor Hussain, Assistant General Tax Counsel
Judy K Carter, Secretary
Courtney B. Estes, Assistant Secretary
Paul W. Bischler, Treasurer
Matthew K Rose
Carl R Ice
Roger Nober
Amy Hawkins
Andrew Johnsen
Juan Acosta