SAN ANTONIO (March 3, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation awarded nearly $21,000 in grants to six area nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements.
“One of our six grant recipients this quarter works to prevent children from having to be removed from their parents or guardians,” said Terri Pasley, the Sundt Foundation’s San Antonio region board member. “The efforts of CASA’s volunteer advocates help ensure Bexar County’s foster children receive the medical, developmental, educational and legal assistance they need. Through CASA, grants from The Sundt Foundation are helping to give a voice to the most vulnerable members in our community.”
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.
First-quarter grants include:
Achievers Center for Education, which received $2,500, helps students who face difficulties in school—be it with learning disabilities, mental challenges, or bullying—to meet their educational needs. They provide a safe environment tailored to students’ individual needs to make sure they succeed.
Brighton Center received $5,000 to support their Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program. Their ECI program is a home-based therapy program for children with medically diagnosed conditions, auditory or visual impairment and/or developmental delays. They provide services such as assistive technology, audiology, early identification, developmental screenings, assessments and evaluations, developmental services, family counseling, family education, nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech language therapy, case management, social work and vision services.
Child Advocates San Antonio, which received $3,300, trains and supports volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children who need representation in the family court system, striving to provide them a safe and permanent home.
ChildSafe, which received $2,500, provides services to children who have been victims of abuse and neglect by offering a trauma-focused care center and partnering with law enforcement, health professionals, child protective services and prosecution.
Chosen Care, Inc., receiving $5,000, supports families and vulnerable children with mentoring, parenting education and outreach. They specialize in adoption care, foster care support and relative caregiver support.
Haven for Hope of Bexar County, which received $2,500, provides care and shelter for the homeless, with the majority being families. In addition to shelter, they provide services such as basic needs assistance, case management and family enrichment services.
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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