Pride in Service Grants

Pride in Service grants are intended to serve those who serve, and will be available to organizations that honor and support national and local heroes – veterans, active military and first responders.

To apply for a Pride in Service grant, an organization must qualify under one of the following charitable criteria: 

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K–12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university. 

CSX grants do not support the following:

  • Telephone/mail solicitations (U.S. mail and email)
  • Organizations outside of CSX’s service network
  • Religious organizations not registered with the IRS
  • Organizations that discriminate (based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation)
  • Political candidates or lobbying organizations
  • Limited constituency organizations/clubs
  • Individuals, conferences, travel
  • Anti-business groups or controversial organizations


Apply for a CSX Pride in Service Grant (Suggested Ranges are $2,500 to $25,000)