Sundt Foundation Grants $12,500 to Three Nonprofits
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 3, 2017) – A $5,000 grant to Feeding San Diego from the Sundt Foundation will provide food to low-income students and their families.
“We are so grateful to the Sundt Foundation for their commitment to helping the 150,000 San Diego children facing hunger every day,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “Their support will help us serve more families with healthy, nutritious food through our School Pantry program.”
In addition to the grant, Sundt employees volunteered at Feeding San Diego to prepare food bags, recycle non-safe food and sort food for families in need and non-safe food for composting.
Feeding San Diego lends support to the nearly 400,000 San Diegans in food-insecure households through its hunger-relief and nutrition initiatives: Feeding Kids, Feeding Families, Feeding Seniors and Feeding Excellence. The organization provides healthy meals to those in need and nutrition education.
ElderHelp of San Diego received $5,000 to support its mission to provide personalized services and information to help seniors remain independent and in their own homes.
United Services Organization (USO) San Diego received a $2,500 grant. The USO operates more than 160 centers around the world to make life easier for active-duty military. USO San Diego sponsors a variety of programs such as Community Chest, which provides a supplementary resource of everyday essentials and fun non-essentials and Giving Tree, which provides military families the opportunity to select presents for their children and a mobile food pantry.
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 $8.3 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. All non-profits must be 501(c)3 groups. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, Irvine and Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sundt Construction, Inc. 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 2,200 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and 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.