EL PASO, Texas (December 14, 2018) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $2,500 to CASA of El Paso, Inc. The organization trains and supports volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children in the family court system.
CASA speaks up for those children by empowering community volunteers to serve as advocates. For these children, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible.
“The Sundt Foundation is made up of our employee owners’ contributions to their communities,” said Joe Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s El Paso region board member. “Giving back to our communities is part of our purpose and why we do what we do.”
The Foundation awarded a total of $5,900 in grants to three additional El Paso-area nonprofits during its fourth-quarter disbursements. Fourth-quarter grants also include:
Kelly Memorial Food Pantry, which received $1,000, helps children with its after-school snack bag. The pantry serves 1,700 children a month.
The Paso del Norte Foundation, which received $1,200, was established to improve education, health, economic development and quality of life. The program has been shaped by the needs of the low- to moderate-income student populations its serves.
The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation received $1,200 to support the B STRONG Shoe Giveaway that provides shoes to students in an elementary school where the population is at least 95 percent economically disadvantaged. In the last decade the Foundation has donated over 7,500 pairs of shoes.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants quarterly to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.
About the Sundt Foundation
Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper. The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for 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 visit www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ 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 owned entirely by its 2,000 employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in 13 major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 65th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.