PORTLAND (February 28, 2022) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $7,000 to two Portland-area nonprofits during its first giving round. Bridging the Gap – Oregon received a $5,000 grant and the Oregon Society of Artists received a $2,000 grant.
“Giving back to our communities is a top priority at Sundt,” said Ken Kubacki, Portland’s Sundt Foundation board member. “Both of these organizations work continuously to improve our community and we were more than happy to contribute.”
Bridging the Gap is working to implement a regional-based mobile app to help victims of sex trafficking. The app allows instant messaging between victims and organizations with the resources to assist. The grant will help fund the app launch in the Portland area for the Northwest Anti-Trafficking Coalition.
The Oregon Society of Artists introduced its Veteran’s Art Program in 2017. This program consists of classes and an exhibition each November. The program had been previously grant-funded by the federal government, but the funding has since ended. The grant from the Sundt Foundation will allow the nonprofit to continue to provide these classes and expand its program.
The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local Portland-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of local 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; Portland, Ore., 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 132-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable energy work and is owned entirely by its approximately 1,500-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 12 offices throughout Arizona, California, North Carolina, Oregon, 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.