SUNDT FOUNDATION

 

Giving back to our communities is a part of who we are.

Since its founding in 1999, the Sundt Foundation has reflected our employee-owners’ passion for giving back to the places where we live and work. Each year, the foundation awards approximately $1 million in grants to a diverse array of charitable organizations in Arizona, Texas, California and Utah, most of which focus on helping disadvantaged children.

GIVING BACK THROUGH QUARTERLY GRANTS

The Sundt Foundation is 50-percent funded by contributions from Sundt employee-owners. Every dollar is matched by the company and then distributed through quarterly grants to qualified 501c3 nonprofits in our nine giving areas: Tempe/Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, North Texas, San Antonio, Sacramento, Irvine, San Diego and Salt Lake City. Local committees of employee-owners decide which organizations to fund in each of our giving areas, ensuring we support causes they feel most passionate about. The Foundation considers a broad range of social issues but gives special focus to under-served children and teens, domestic violence victims, and military veterans and their families.

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$11 MILLION

Charitable Giving in Our Communities

260

Grants Awarded in 2020

20,000+ HRS

Employee Volunteer Time Since 1999

 

DISASTER RELIEF DONATIONS to rebuild our communities

Every so often, our communities face grave challenges from unforeseen events such as hurricanes, wildfires or the COVID-19 pandemic. To help our neighbors in need, the Sundt Foundation gives emergency and disaster relief grants on a discretionary basis to organizations at the front lines of these crises. In May 2020 as families struggled with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sundt Foundation distributed $200,000 across all of our giving areas to support community food banks, domestic violence shelters and front-line healthcare workers. After the mass shooting in El Paso in 2019, the Foundation gave $10,000 to a victims fund. These funds as well as our employee-owners’ individual volunteer efforts have made a tremendous impact to protect, nourish, heal and rebuild several communities.

 

“Voices for Children is deeply grateful to the Sundt Foundation for your investment in our organization, which has allowed us to provide irreplaceable support and advocacy for foster children through our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program during this challenging time. Without you, we would not be able to extend lifelines to children in foster care through their CASA volunteer.”

–  Robin Pearson, Executive Director, Voices for CASA Children

 

building hope to cure als

Since 2001, the Sundt Foundation has hosted a suite of sporting competitions across the Southwest to raise money for ALS research in honor of Mike Gaines. Mike was a member of the Sundt family for two decades before losing his life to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Mike and the Sundt Foundation worked together to create this special philanthropy. To date, the Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events initiative has raised over $2 million. All profits are donated to the ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association to help eradicate the disease.

 

Mike Gaines

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All recognized 501(c)(3) organizations that meet the Foundation’s giving guidelines may apply

Visit our grant application platform and click the “sign up” button in the upper right corner to get started.

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