Total grants funded as of 2/28/2018
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 $8.6 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 life to complications from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. These annual events, including golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, San Antonio, and a skeet shoot in Tucson, have raised $1.9 million. All of the money has been given to the ALS Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association to be used for ALS research.
Here are the dates for this year’s golf tournaments and the trap shoots in Tucson and Irvine. For more information, contact Aly Gartin at (520) 750-4702.
Tucson: March 8 – Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. See flyer here.
Phoenix: April 5 – Legacy Golf Resort. See flyer here.
Sacramento: May 9 – Woodcreek Golf Club. See flyer here.
San Diego: June 14 – The Riverwalk Golf Club. See flyer here.
Tucson Fun Shoot (Trap Shoot): Date TBD – Tucson Trap & Skeet Club
Irvine Fun Shoot (Trap Shoot): October 18 – Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises.
San Antonio: October 28 – The Club of Sonterra
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, 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. 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:
- Randy Rusing, President
- Stefanie Teller, Vice President
- Michelle Ashmore, Secretary
- Lisette Guevara, Treasurer
- Nicole Calamaio, Interim Executive Director
- Victoria Trebian, Member-At-Large
- Joseph Riccillo, Member-At-Large
- Robert Stokes, Member-At-Large
- Elizabeth Harvey, Member-At-Large
- Terri Pasley, Member-At-Large
- Dustin Murphy, Member-At-Large
- G. Michael Hoover, Member - The Sundt Companies
- Daniel Haag, Member – The Sundt Companies
To read the latest Sundt Foundation Annual Report, click here.
For additional information about the Sundt Foundation and the grant application process, please contact:
Sundt Foundation Administrator
2620 S. 55th St.
Tempe, AZ 85282