SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 11, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $16,400 in grants to five San Diego nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements.
“San Diego is very passionate in giving back to the community in which we work and live, especially to an organization such as Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Elizabeth Tague, the Sundt Foundation’s San Diego region board member. “Make-A-Wish works to improve the quality of life for a sick child through an unforgettable moment. Life-affirming wishes can give back what the illness takes away, providing strength for the families. We funded the organization this quarter because their mission aligns with our committee’s sentiments.”
First-quarter grants include:
ElderHelp of San Diego, receiving $3,600, serves disadvantaged seniors who continue to live in their homes and need special assistance with transportation, visitors and additional support.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, which received $3,600, allows children who have recently been diagnosed with a critical illness to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment by granting them a “wish.”
Straight from the Heart, receiving $3,600, provides services and resources for foster families. Through this grant, they will be able to provide training classes, special need items for children with disabilities and any other supplies families may need that otherwise wouldn’t be affordable.
Veterans Association of North County, who received $3,600, supports disabled and wounded veterans coming home that need a smooth transition into civilian life and work.
Voices for Children, who received $2,000, provides advocates for children in foster care to make sure they are supported with the developmental, educational, physical, and mental health services they need.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter 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 $10 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit https://www.sundt.com/social-responsibility/community-involvement/ 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 130-year-old firm specializes in building, transportation, industrial and concrete work and is owned entirely by its 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine 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 California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 54th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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