Sundt Foundation Awards $18,000 to El Paso Area Nonprofits

 |  Community Involvement, Press Release


El Paso, Texas. (January 9, 2024) – The Sundt Foundation recently gave grants to three El Paso nonprofit organizations focused on assisting disadvantaged children and adults.

“Our employee-owners are passionate about improving the quality of life for our community members in need,” said Joseph Riccillo, Sundt Foundation board member for the El Paso area. “These organizations serve disadvantaged adults and children, providing basic needs and educational opportunities.”

A grant of $8,000 was given to The Kelly Memorial Food Pantry, which offers four programs designed to support disadvantaged adults and children in El Paso. The nonprofit assists thousands of people every day through its food pantry, clothes closet, mental health research and FreshStart program.

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Foundation received $5,000 to support its mission in creating access to higher education for adult learners. The EPCC Foundation provides scholarship support and student emergency funding to help adult students achieve meaningful credentials to enter the workforce.

Operation Homefront’s programs are designed to provide crucial assistance during specific times of the year and at significant points for military families. The organization’s aim is to help military and veteran families surmount short-term challenges and prevent long-term difficulties. Operation Homefront received $5,000 to support its efforts.

The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local El Paso charities that support disadvantaged members of the community. Nonprofits are selected through an application and review process led 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 $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 134-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.

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