Sundt Foundation Donates COVID-19 Aid to San Diego Charities

 |  Press Release, Sundt Foundation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 28, 2020) – The Sundt Foundation donated $18,000 to two local nonprofits to aid them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mama’s Kitchen and Meals on Wheels San Diego County both received $9,000 grants to help them meet the essential needs of those they serve.

“We wanted to help support the most vulnerable in San Diego during this pandemic,” said Ryan Nessen, the Sundt Foundation’s San Diego 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 two right here in the San Diego County.”

Mama’s Kitchen has seen an increase in demand for its services and is delivering more meals than ever to critically ill neighbors. San Diego County’s Meals on Wheels program continues to provide nutritious meals for seniors during the pandemic.

“Both Mama’s Kitchen and Meals on Wheels provide nutritious meals to vulnerable populations that are at high risk during this pandemic. We are very proud to be able to support our community during these unprecedented times,” Nessen added.

The Sundt Foundation additionally awarded $17,000 to five local organizations during its second-quarter distributions. This included a $5,000 grant to Feeding San Diego. Other grant recipients were Workshop for Warriors, Burn Institute, Casa de Amparo and Kitchens for Good; all 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 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.


About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( 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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