Sundt Construction, Inc.‘s Phoenix employees have selected 21 local nonprofit organizations to receive Sundt Foundation grants totaling $58,500 for this quarter.

The Sundt Foundation was established by Sundt in 1999 to give its employee-owners a means of giving back to their communities. It provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and adults.

Most grants are made to organizations in the communities where Sundt has offices and construction projects. The Foundation is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees and company matching. To date, the organization has awarded more than $7.2 million in donations to organizations throughout Arizona, California, Texas and beyond. Here’s a closer look at the Phoenix organizations that recently received funding.

$7,500 Grant Recipient

Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization will use the funds to support its programs, facilities and resources, such as the Women’s Empowerment Series (lectures), Young Women’s Forum events, the Own It Financial Education program and the Valley West Senior Center.

$5,000 Grant Recipients (2)

Foundation for Blind Children provides education, tools and services that enable those with vision loss to achieve greater independence and satisfaction in life. The organization strives to be the community’s resource for blind, visually impaired, and multi-handicapped children, adults and their families.

Opportunity Community and Justice for Kids (OCJ Kids), Phoenix, will use the funds to provide programs and resources for at-risk and foster youth.

$4,000 Grant Recipients (2)

Assistance League of East Valley is a nonprofit, charitable organization that works with local agencies and schools to provide help to adults and children in need.

Back to School Clothing Drive will use the funds to provide clothing, shoes and backpacks filled with school supplies to children whose families can’t afford these necessities.

$3,000 Grant Recipients (4)

A New Leaf, Inc. is a human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families. The organization will use the funds to support its essential community resources, including homeless and domestic violence shelters, affordable housing solutions, behavioral health services, foster care, counseling, financial literacy coaching and more.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) is a place of hope, healing and new beginnings for men, women, and children in the community struggling with homelessness, addiction and trauma.

Yavapai Casa for Kids Foundation serves youth up to age 21 who have been abused, neglected and abandoned, and who are or have been in the care of the courts. The organization will use the funds to support programs like CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and projects like the Clothing Initiative, Family Visiting Center, Grants, Christmas Gifts, Celebration Cards, Adoption Exchange Mailbox and more.

$2,500 Grant Recipients (4)

Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL) serves children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels will use the contributions to achieve its vision of providing Comfycozy’s Care gifts to all children diagnosed with cancer and other blood-related disorders. The organization also supports healthcare professionals in providing person-centered care to children and their families with empathy and understanding, and helping families have voice and choice above harsh protocols often present in the healthcare system.

Mesa United Way is a non-profit agency established to improve the quality of life for the community through education, health and financial stability.

Spina Bifida Association of Arizona promotes awareness of Spina Bifida and enhances the lives of those affected.

$2,000 Grant Recipients (3)

Acts of Simple Kindness (ASK) for Kids of Widows and Widowers is a charitable organization that provides financial grants to children, through the age of 18, to continue or pursue extracurricular activities in the areas of education, sports, music and the arts, following the death of a parent.

Discovery Triangle Development Corporation deploys its expertise in redevelopment, public financing, incentives and market knowledge to help projects succeed in the Discovery Triangle (a redevelopment urban area between downtown Phoenix and downtown Tempe). The corporation will use the funds to support the development of Fresh Express, a mobile market selling fresh produce to schools, senior centers and community gathering places.

Homeless ID Project is the only organization in Arizona with the sole mission to help men, women and children experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives by obtaining their identification.

$1,000 Grant Recipients (5)

Ability360 (formerly Arizona Bridge to Independent Living) offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles.

New Life Center will use the funds to offer shelter, safety and services to families seeking independent, violence-free lives.

Shoebox Ministry provides basic hygiene items for the homeless and working poor, and distributes them through agencies and shelters around the Valley.

The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) is a network of volunteers that helps refugees rebuild their lives by donating furniture, household goods and clothing. The funds will help WTAP cover the costs of furnishings, clothing and organizing the cultural exchange programs.

Vineyard Community Charities will use the funds to support its food bank, purchase supplies for the free medical clinic, help the elderly and poor with home repairs, and more.