Since it was founded over a century ago, Sundt has been dedicated to improving the communities where it operates. In 1999, we expanded this effort by creating the Sundt Foundation, a separate non-profit organization focused on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation receives most of its funding through employee contributions, which are matched by the company. To date, we have provided more than $5.5 million in aid to community organizations in Arizona, California, and Texas.
Since 2001, the Sundt Foundation has championed a special fundraising effort in memory of one of its employees. Mike Gaines was a member of the Sundt family for two decades before losing his battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. These annual events, including golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix (2013 Phoenix Flyer), San Diego (2013 San Diego Flyer), Sacramento (2013 Sacramento Flyer), San Antonio (2013 San Antonio Flyer), and a skeet shoot in Tucson, to date have raised $611,700. All of the money has been given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to be used for ALS research.
We also support individual volunteer projects undertaken by our employees, including Thirst Aid, which provides drinking water to homeless people in Phoenix during the summer months.
Our volunteers also participate in fundraising events that support various worthy organizations, such as the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.
APPLY FOR A GRANT
Non-profit organizations wishing to be considered for funding must first complete and submit a Grant Application. The completed application, along with a list of current board members and a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service, must then be sent to the Sundt Foundation office. The requested gift must make a meaningful impact on the lives of:
Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Committees, made up of employees who work in the cities where Sundt has an established office, review grant requests and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board meets quarterly to act on grant requests and conduct other Foundation business. The quarterly grant application deadlines are:
- March 15
- June 15
- September 15
- December 15
Applications received after these dates will be considered during the following quarter. For organizations that have previously been funded by the Sundt Foundation, a completed Grant Follow-up Form must be submitted before a new application will be considered.
SUNDT FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guiding the Foundation’s efforts is a board of directors, comprised of these employees:
- Tom Camden, President
- Jacquelyn Hoppes, Vice President
- Abigail Shaver, Member-At-Large
- Randy Rusing, Member-At-Large
- Andrew Apostolik, Member-At-Large
- Dave Crawford, Member-The Sundt Companies
- Eric Hedlund, Member-The Sundt Companies
- Richard Condit, Member-The Sundt Companies
- Rich Block, Member-The Sundt Companies
- Michelle Ashmore, Secretary
- John Parsons, Treasurer
- Charles Boyd, Executive Director
For additional information about the Sundt Foundation and the grant application process, please contact:
Charles Boyd, Executive Director
2015 W River Rd., Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85704