Sundt Foundation Donates Nearly $15,000 to Fort Worth Nonprofits
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 5, 2018) – The Sundt Foundation recently awarded a combined $14,236 in grants to five Fort Worth charities.
The Foundation donated $5,000 in its second quarter to Journey To Dream and KockatU Kids Foundation, Inc. Journey To Dream, which received a $2,500 grant, is devoted to embracing, equipping and empowering youth so they can overcome adversity and pursue their dreams. KockatU Kids Foundation, which also received $2,500, assists in the development and revitalization of young people by actively and effectively educating youth in the areas of academics, business and leadership while providing a safe environment for social interaction.
“The Sundt Foundation is the most important tool to fulfill our mission and the company’s purpose,” said Andrew Apostolik, the Sundt Foundation’s Board President. “At Sundt, our purpose is to build environments where our clients, employee-owners and communities prosper which is why it is important we invest in the Metroplex.”
In its third-quarter disbursement, the Foundation awarded $9,236 to three additional area nonprofits:
The Community Enrichment Center, which received $3,250, aims to break the cycle of poverty and family violence. For 30 years, the center continues to work directly with families and individuals to move them out of crisis and into stability.
The Leg Up Program received $2,736 to fulfill its mission to provide employment and housing support to those who are homeless and at risk of being homeless through advocacy, education and support.
Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy, which received $3,250, encompasses a wide range of treatments that includes activities with horses and other equines to promote physical, occupational and emotional growth in individuals with neurological diseases or disorders.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter to area charities that support disadvantaged children and adults. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.
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 $8.6 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or click here for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100-percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim.