SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation donated $5,000 to aid two Salt Lake City nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Utah Food Bank and Shelter the Homeless each received $2,500 in relief aid.
“This pandemic has impacted the Salt Lake Valley in so many ways,” said Dustin Murphy, Sundt Foundation 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 two in Utah.”
During April, the Utah Food Bank distributed nearly 4.5 million pounds of food to those in need. Since the start of the pandemic, Shelter the Homeless has continued to protect the most vulnerable while focusing on individuals experiencing homelessness.
“Our members are so happy to be able to support the organizations that are on the frontlines keeping people fed and safe, while also maintaining all the protocols to keep themselves healthy,” Murphy added.
Additionally, the Sundt Foundation awarded $5,000 to Youth Futures during its second-quarter grants cycle. 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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