Sundt Foundation Grants $23,500 to Nine Tucson Charities
TUCSON, Ariz. (April 13, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation recently delivered checks totaling $23,500 to nine area nonprofits that were selected to receive grants in the first quarter of the year. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) employees.
$3,000 Grant Recipients
Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA) creates safer places to live and supports long-term housing solutions for low-income homeowners. The agency’s staff and volunteers complete more than 1,500 jobs a year, from small fixes such as replacing a cooler motor in the summer to larger projects such as building a bathroom for an elderly couple.
Saddlebrooke Troop Support (STS) provides assistance to Tucson military personnel, their families and veterans in financial or physical need. STS programs include a food security program and emergency assistance with utilities or rent.
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center serves children in southern Arizona who have been the victim of a crime or witnessed a traumatic event. The center’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it is one of only five accredited centers in the state.
$2,500 Grant Recipients
American Red Cross of Southern Arizona provides help to families who have been affected by a home fire or other disaster, providing food, water, personal hygiene kits and care for medical needs. They also help secure temporary housing and financial assistance for basic needs such as clothing, shoes and food.
Make Way for Books provides literacy programs to young children in high-need communities in Tucson and southern Arizona. The grant provides quality books for a classroom collection and a lending library for children to take books home to share with their families.
TOP DOG helps disabled individuals by providing them with the skills to personally train their own service dog. The grant will help students by deferring program expenses such as training materials, equipment, testing and certification costs and other student expenses.
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides comprehensive domestic violence services including a crisis hotline, emergency shelter, education, case management and more.
YMCA of Southern Arizona’s grant award will support their six-week Summer Learning Loss Prevention program to help students from low-income families get on track to read at grade level by third grade.
$2,000 Grant Recipient
Pantano Christian Church received a grant to build its Food for Kids backpack program. The program serves children at four area schools to help families meet their food needs each month.
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.
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.