Sundt Foundation Donates $15,000 to Northern California Charities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation recently selected three Northern California charities to receive $5,000 grants.
Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center is dedicated to providing Placer County residents with readily accessible services at no cost to children, adults and families who need physical, emotional and/or mental health resources to improve their quality of life. The grant from the Sundt Foundation will support Lighthouse’s Strong Youth Initiative, which provides comprehensive services to children and teenagers who are affected by poverty, domestic violence, mental health or other forms of distress.
A grant to Mercy Housing of California, Sacramento, will support its Youth Development Program. The program, based in the Leataata Floyd Community Center on the campus of Leataata Floyd Elementary School, provides a safe space, offering youth programs to develop leadership skills and increase health and wellness, community connections and academic success. The mission of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs.
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments in Fremont provides shelter, support and educational opportunities to help individuals and families break the cycle of domestic violence. The organization will dedicate its grant award toward providing emergency hotel vouchers to victims of domestic violence who are in immediate danger and have no other options for nightly housing. Vouchers are provided to clients if it is after-hours, shelters are full or extenuating circumstances prevent communal living.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.7 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Sacramento, San José, Irvine and San Diego, California; San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 10 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $7.7 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.