Sundt Foundation Awards over $25,000 to Tucson Charities

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TUCSON, Arizona. – The Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $27,500 in grants to 10 Tucson-area nonprofits during its fourth-quarter disbursements. 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 $10 million in donations.

“Being able to live our company’s purpose every day and give back to our community is very rewarding for our employee-owners,” said Rick Buchanan, Sundt Foundation Tucson Board Member. “All 10 charities selected this quarter are worthy of being selected for the work they’re doing to make Tucson a better place.”

Fourth-quarter grants include:

$3,500 Grant Recipient

  • STEP: Student Expedition Program

$3,000 Grant Recipients

  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network (IRN) under St. Francis in the Foothills UMC
  • Marana Unified School District Food and Clothing Bank
  • Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • Administration of Resources and Choices
  • Flowing Wells Educational Foundation

$2,500 Grant Recipients

  • American Heart Association
  • Project Insight

$2,000 Grant Recipients

  • Our Family Services
  • Rise Up Ranch Incorporated

The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit https://www.sundt.com/social-responsibility/community-involvement/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving 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 129-year-old firm specializes in building, transportation, industrial and concrete work and is owned entirely by its 2,000-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. Half 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 11 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 54th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

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