CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 15, 2021) – The Sundt Foundation is expanding its reach to include Charlotte 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 Madison Jones, President of the Sundt Foundation. “Our employee-owners in the Southeast believe in giving back to the community where we live and work, and now that we’ve established an office there, it makes sense to bring the Foundation to the region.”
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.
“Our employees are passionate about contributing to our community,” said Andre Castaneda, Charlotte’s Sundt Foundation board member. “The Sundt Foundation will provide the conduit to reach those less fortunate in the region and we are happy to make a difference.”
The Foundation’s fourth-quarter grant cycle is open. Charlotte nonprofits are encouraged to visit www.sundtfoundation.org and apply by December 15. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.
Sundt’s history in the Southeast dates back more than 50 years. Some of the firm’s notable area landmarks include Launch Pad 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, where NASA first launched US astronauts into space, and the concrete core of One Atlantic Center in Atlanta, Ga., built using an innovative “slipform” technique pioneered by Sundt and later used all over the country.
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; Charlotte, N.C., 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 11 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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