Sundt Foundation Awards $10,000 To Three Salt Lake City Area Charities

 |  Community Involvement, Press Release


SALT LAKE CITY (December 27, 2023) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $10,000 in grants to three Salt Lake City nonprofits: First Step House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area and The Sharing Place.

“Thanks to the generosity of our employee-owners, we’re able to give to a variety of local nonprofit organizations that provide support and resources to our community,” said Jasen Bennie, the Sundt Foundation’s Salt Lake City region board member. “We’re happy to help support their work in caring for children, veterans and families.”

First Step House was awarded $5,000 to support their Valor House program. Valor House offers safe and stable housing for transitioning veterans with integrated services to help meet a variety of needs. This grant from the Sundt Foundation will help ensure Valor House can continue to serve every veteran who needs a safe, stable place to live.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Intermountain Area was awarded $2,500 to help fund overnight stays and supportive services to families with children being treated for life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Traveling to and from the hospital and clinics to receive treatment can take a huge mental, physical and financial toll on families, so RMHC assists in easing these burdens by providing more than 10,000 families (15,000 individuals) each year with needed respite and medical lodging for the length of their children’s treatment at no cost.

The Sharing Place (TSP) was also awarded $2,500 to support the growth of their support groups for children who are grieving the loss of a family member. TSP support groups allow for the healthy expression of feelings and emotions in a safe and comfortable environment with others who have also experienced the death of a loved one. Over the past 30 years, TSP has made an impact on the lives of over 6,000 Utah youth.

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 $14 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; Charlotte, N.C., San Antonio, Dallas, and El Paso, Texas; Sacramento, San Diego, and Irvine, California; Vancouver, Washington; and Tampa, Florida.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 133-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,500-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 13 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Florida and is currently ranked the country’s 62nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.