Sundt Foundation Gives $64,000 to Area Nonprofits

PHOENIX (April 5, 2017) – Sundt Construction, Inc.’s (www.sundt.com) employees selected 25 Phoenix-area nonprofits to receive first-quarter grants from the Sundt Foundation. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employees.

$6,000 Grant Recipient

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank and one of the largest in the United States, provides a variety of programs including emergency food boxes, child nutrition programs and a mobile pantry.

$5,000 Grant Recipients

Arizona National Guard Emergency Relief Fund is an emergency financial assistance organization whose mission is to help service members and their families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona provides youth with supportive one-to-one relationships to help them achieve higher aspirations, increase their confidence and improve their relationships to avoid risky behaviors and achieve educational success.

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was established in 2009 by former NFL star Jared Allen to provide financial assistance and support to injured military veterans by building and remodeling handicap accessible homes to suit their needs.

Sojourner Center helps nearly 10,000 people each year by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, domestic violence education, a crisis hotline and more.

$3,500 Grant Recipient

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) provides emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy, case management, sexual assault victim advocacy, nutritional support and community outreach services for domestic violence victims.

$3,000 Grant Recipients

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix has helped more than 500 families move out of homelessness by giving them tools and training to care for children, find employment and housing and become independent and successful.

Stardust Building Supplies operates thrift stores that sell salvaged and gently used building materials to promote the goal of reuse. Proceeds from the stores are directed toward community nonprofit programs that provide essential materials such as housewares, toiletries and building supplies to families and individuals in need.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center is an organization dedicated to autism research and education, treatment and community outreach.

UPWARD for Children and Families provides therapies and care to severely disabled and/or medically fragile children and their families.

$2,500 Grant Recipients

Best Buddies Arizona focuses on one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley provides a safe place for youth to participate in character-building programs to build their personal, educational and social development.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation will use its grant funds to support its Children’s Advocacy Center. In cases of abuse, PCH clinicians conduct a special medical exam to collect evidence and provide photographic evidence of injuries and collect the child’s clothes for investigators. The funds will help the center upgrade its camera equipment and keep its clothing and toiletries supply closet stocked for the children.

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is a medical and support center for people living with or at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. It is the largest clinical, education, behavioral health, prevention and nutrition support center for HIV/AIDS in the southwestern United States.

$1,500 Grant Recipients

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona uses art and mentoring to help children who have suffered from family trauma, homelessness and abuse.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation provides education, resources and support to help women achieve personal empowerment and financial self-sufficiency.

Special Olympics Arizona, Inc. gives people with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate in sports training and athletics programs to empower their perseverance, endurance and goal-setting skills.

$1,000 Grant Recipients

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children provides social, emotional and financial support for families caring for a child with cancer. Programs include a travel assistance program, family planning and family respite.

Christ Child Society of Phoenix helps fill the needs of underserved children through programs such as distributing layettes to needy mothers of newborns, giving bedtime bags and teddy bears to children in crisis and providing Christmas gifts to foster and adopted children.

Harvest Compassion Center East Valley is a donation-based, volunteer-run food and clothing bank that supports individuals and families who are going through a hardship.

Hope’s Crossing is a resource for women in transition inspired by individuals who had episodes with incarceration.

Military Assistance Mission offers financial support and morale to active duty Arizona military, their families and wounded warriors.

SEEDS for Autism provides education and vocational training to individuals with autism. Program participants learn job skills, life skills and socialization.

Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation serves kids who have or have had cancer, their siblings and their families. The foundation is committed to maintaining and enhancing Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks camps and programs.

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation will give its grant to support Tempe Leadership’s Class 32 with its community project, Feeding Our Future. The project’s goal is to raise funds to provide weekend food bags for 400 children at Thew Elementary School.

 

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 Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento and San José, California; and San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas.

About Sundt
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 offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California 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.

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