Sundt Foundation Grants $12,000 to Southern California Non-Profits

 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Angels Foster Family Network in San Diego. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that babies and toddlers in foster care in San Diego County get the best start in life.

“We are grateful for the Sundt Foundation’s grant to Angels Foster Family Network,” said Executive Director Jeff Wiemann. “These funds will be used to recruit, train and approve additional families to foster young children ages newborn to 5.”

The grant was part of $12,000 in contributions made to four Southern California charities:

  • Bags4Kids received $3,000 to assist and support foster care agencies, children’s social services, schools, resource centers and police departments by supplying them with shoes, clothes, toys, bedding, hygiene kits, educational supplies and diapers for the children they serve during emergency situations.
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation collected $3,000 to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
  • The San Diego Humane Society received $1,000 for its PAWS program, an in-home service that provides resources for homebound, low-income seniors who are struggling to care for their pets. PAWS delivers pet food, cat litter and supplies as well as financial assistance for veterinary care, as well as dog walking and transportation to vet appointments.

The Foundation awards grants quarterly to area charities that support disadvantaged children and adults. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) employees.

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 $7.9 million in grants. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying are encouraged to 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; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 2,100 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.

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