SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 13, 2021) – During its current giving round, the Sundt Foundation awarded $14,100 in grants to five San Diego area nonprofits.
“Each of these San Diego organizations makes an incredible impact within the southern California community,” said Ryan Nessen, the Sundt Foundation’s San Diego region board member, senior vice president and California district manager for the company’s Building Group. “Through the pandemic, they have each dedicated their resources to improving the lives of those in the community.”
Nonprofits receiving the grants include:
San Diego Hunger Coalition received $4,600 to support their Hunger Free Kids program, which ensures all kids have year-round access to nutritious meals in their everyday environment. The nonprofit partners with school districts and youth-serving organizations to provide free training, guidance and hands-on assistance to expand their school meal programs.
Support the Enlisted Project, which received $2,000, provides financial support to junior active duty enlisted members or recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families, who are currently facing financial obstacles.
Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego received $2,000 to provide healthy meals to homebound seniors at high risk of going hungry because they cannot afford to purchase food or prepare meals themselves.
Solutions for Change received $4,000 to support the mental and emotional well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable families during the initial phase of its Academy. Solutions for Change addresses the root causes of poverty and dependency and equips people with the skills, knowledge, and resources to permanently solve their challenges and transform their lives.
San Diego Humane Society received $1,500 for its PAWS program, which provides resources for homebound, low-income seniors struggling to care for their pets. PAWS delivers pet food, cat litter, other pet supplies and offers financial assistance and transportation for veterinary care and dog walking.
The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to San Diego-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 $11 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit www.sundtfoundation.org for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Dallas 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 131-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 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. Much 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 58th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
Sundt Construction, Inc.