PORTLAND, Ore. (September 27, 2021) – The Sundt Foundation recently expanded its reach to include Portland as one of its 11 giving areas. The Foundation awards grants each quarter to nonprofit organizations that assist disadvantaged children, individuals and families.
“Supporting our communities through the Sundt Foundation is at the core of our company’s purpose,” said Stefanie Teller, the Sundt Foundation executive director. “Our employee-owners in Portland believe in giving back to the community where we live and work to make it a better place for everyone.”
The Sundt Foundation, established in 1999, allows its employee-owners to give back to the places where they live and work. Nonprofit recipients of grants are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of local Sundt employee-owners. To date, the Foundation has contributed more than $11 million to nonprofits across the country.
“The Sundt Foundation provides our employees an important opportunity to contribute to our community,” said Ken Kubacki, Portland’s Sundt Foundation board member. “As we work daily to enhance the safety and livability of the Portland Metro area, the Foundation allows our employee-owners to help those in need and transform the area even more.”
The Foundation’s fourth-quarter grant cycle is open. Portland and Southern Washington nonprofits are encouraged to visit www.sundtfoundation.org and apply by December 15. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.
Sundt is currently in preconstruction on the Tualatin Valley Water District’s Willamette water supply water treatment plant and was recently awarded the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement project with its joint venture partner Hamilton. In 2016, Sundt and joint-venture partner Slayden Constructors celebrated the completion of the award-winning Sellwood Bridge. The project included replacing the original, deteriorating structure with a wider, pedestrian-friendly bridge to accommodate the area’s growing traffic volume.
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. 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 10 offices throughout Arizona, California North Carolina, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 58th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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