Sundt employees give back to the communities where they live and work through the Sundt Foundation, which makes grants that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation also supports volunteer efforts by employees to collect food for disadvantaged families, repair homes, and raise money through fundraising events.

$9.9 million
Total grants funded as of 8/7/2019


TucsonNurserySchool_InfantsSince 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 $9.9 million in aid to community organizations in Arizona, California and Texas.


Mike Gaines

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 3 – Woodcreek Golf Club. See flyer here.

San Diego: June 14 – The Riverwalk Golf Club. See flyer here.

Tucson Fun Shoot (Trap Shoot): September 30 – Tucson Trap & Skeet Club. See flyer here.

Irvine Fun Shoot (Trap Shoot): October 18 – Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises. See flyer here.

San Antonio: October 28 – The Club of Sonterra


013We 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.

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Our volunteers also participate in fundraising events that support various worthy organizations, such as the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.

shutterstock_88675276APPLY 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:

  • Disadvantaged Children

  • Disadvantaged Adults

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.


Guiding the Foundation’s efforts is a board of directors, comprised of these employees:

  • Stefanie Teller, President
  • Joseph Riccillo, Vice President, Member-At-Large – El Paso
  • Nicole Calamaio, Executive Director
  • Michelle Ashmore, Secretary
  • Lisette Guevara, Treasurer
  • Robert Stokes, Member-At-Large – Irvine
  • Elizabeth Harvey, Member-At-Large – North Texas
  • Madison Jones, Member-At-Large – Northern California
  • Cathie Gabriel, Member-At-Large – Phoenix
  • Dustin Murphy, Member-At-Large – Salt Lake City
  • Terri Pasley, Member-At-Large – San Antonio
  • Elizabeth Tague, Member-At-Large – Southern California
  • Rick Buchanan, Member-At-Large – Tucson
  • G. Michael Hoover, Member - The Sundt Companies
  • Jesse De Haro, 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
(480) 293-3000

Sundt Foundation
2620 S. 55th St.
Tempe, AZ 85282