Support for communities where employees live and work
The Norfolk Southern Foundation, the company’s charitable giving arm, helps build stronger communities across the railroad’s network. In 2015, the Foundation donated nearly $7.4 million in grants to support community health and human service needs, education, arts and culture, and the environment.
In combined foundation, corporate, and business giving, NS distributed more than $13.7 million to organizations, including food banks, homeless shelters, universities, early childhood education, museums, libraries, performing arts groups, local fire and police departments, economic development groups, and conservationists.
Under a matching gift program, the Foundation in 2015 provided more than $1.7 million to nonprofits to match employee and retiree donations. In addition, the corporation distributed more than $1 million to tax-exempt organizations designated by employees as part of the company’s Good Government Fund matching contributions program. Business giving in 2015 encompassed memberships and sponsorships, including the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Operation Lifesaver, and the National Association of Manufacturers.