TEMPE, Ariz. (January 26, 2024) – Sundt Construction awarded $111,500 in grants to 17 Phoenix area nonprofits in Q4.
“The excitement of delivering these checks never gets old,” said Scott LaPoint, the Sundt Foundation’s Phoenix region board member. “It’s truly amazing seeing the total grant amount and number of organizations we’re able to support go up every quarter. It’s all thanks to the generosity of our employee-owners.”
The following nonprofits received $10,000 grants: Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), Maggie’s Place, Midwest Food Bank NFP, Military Assistance Mission, New Pathways for Youth, One Small Step, Power Paws Assistance Dogs and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.
CASS’s Family Shelter programs help end homelessness by providing support and resources to children and families that allow them to sustain permanent housing. Other assistance includes help obtaining housing, employment, childcare, benefits, mental health services, healthcare, substance abuse services, transportation and other resources based on individual need.
Maggie’s Place focuses on transforming the lives of pregnant women and new mothers facing homelessness in Maricopa County by offering a supportive home environment with nutritious meals, essential maternity and infant supplies, prenatal healthcare, weekly therapeutic counseling, and more resources. This grant will go towards funding its Tempe residential facility, The Elizabeth House.
Midwest Food Bank distributes nutritious food to families in need, and this grant will go towards procuring more food to be distributed throughout the community.
Military Assistance Mission seeks to alleviate the burdens that military members and their families face during and after service. This grant will improve the lives and well-being of Arizona service members by providing financial assistance, education support and morale-boosting events.
New Pathways for Youth will use this grant to pilot its classroom-embedded Level Up Academy, which will support 60 disadvantaged freshman students attending two Phoenix Union High School District schools.
One Small Step will use its grant to fund the Clothes Cabin clothing bank. The clothing bank provides quality clothing, shoes, linens and hygiene goods to anyone in need across the Valley, youth and adults alike.
Power Paws Assistance Dogs provides mental health support and trained service dogs to assist in preparing survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse to testify against their abusers in court.
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center will use its grant to fund its JumpStart program. This program helps support and empower parents and families with children who have recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This program educates parents about autism and provides training and tools to navigate the unique needs of a child on the spectrum.
Additional grant recipients were: Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers, Assistance League of Phoenix, Bob’s Free Bikes, Control Alt Delete, Duet: Partners in Health and Aging, Heal the Hero Foundation, Live & Learn Program, National Council of Jewish Women Inc. AZ Section and Nourish Phoenix.
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 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; Sacramento, San Diego, and Irvine, California; Vancouver, Washington; and Tampa, Florida.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) 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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