EL PASO, Texas (February 13, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $12,000 to five different El Paso nonprofits for its first-quarter distributions.
“We truly enjoy giving back to our community,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President. “Funding organizations such as Make-a-Wish where we are able to give a terminally ill child an unforgettable memory that their family will cherish forever, is what the Sundt Foundation is about.”
First-quarter grants include:
Junior Achievement of the Desert Southwest, Inc. received $4,000 to support funding for their education programs, which serve at-risk and economically vulnerable youth.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation, El Paso Region, which received $5,000, provides children who have recently been diagnosed with a critical illness to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment by granting them a “wish.”
National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. received $1,000 to give underprivileged children access to summer learning programs that encourage innovation, hands-on STEM activities and more.
The Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation, which received $2,500, provides support to local schools with a low-income population by donating new uniforms for children who otherwise could not afford them.
The Texas Tech Foundation, Inc. received $3,000 to help fund their new Care Van. This grant will provide supplies and testing services to underprivileged families who are either uninsured or underinsured.
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 $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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