SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation donated $16,000 to aid three San Antonio nonprofits to address an increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The San Antonio Food Bank received $10,000, and both the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter and the Children’s Shelter received $3,000 in relief aid.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused distress for many across San Antonio,” said Terri Pasley, the Sundt Foundation’s San Antonio region board member. “Our Foundation board made a swift decision to donate $200,000 in relief aid to over 20 nonprofits across our nine geographic markets, including three here in Bexar County.”
In mid-April, 10,000 cars waited hours for food at the San Antonio Food Bank. Usually, the food bank will feed about 60,000 in the region annually. “Across the nation, people saw the long lines of cars waiting for food at the San Antonio Food Bank. Our committee felt strongly about supporting the increase in need and we take comfort in knowing that our donation will provide roughly 70,000 meals,” Pasley added.
Both the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter and Children’s Shelter continue to provide a haven for women and children across Bexar County.
“We are grateful to partner with the Sundt Foundation for the COVID-19 relief efforts here in the San Antonio area,” said Jessi Fasola, director of philanthropy operations for the San Antonio Food Bank.
The Sundt Foundation additionally awarded $16,000 to five other organizations across Bexar County during its regular quarterly grant cycle. Grant recipients include: The Rainbow Senior Center, Texas Diaper Bank, Joseph Thomas Foundation, Voices for Children of San Antonio and Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc. Each received $3,000.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter to nonprofit organizations that support disadvantaged children and families. Grant recipients are selected through an application process, then reviewed by Sundt employee-owners within their local giving area.
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 nearly $11 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 1,700-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 52nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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