Sundt Foundation awards $69,500 to local nonprofits
Sundt Construction, Inc.‘s Phoenix employees have selected 19 local nonprofit organizations to receive Sundt Foundation grants totaling $69,500 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 $6.8 million in donations to organizations throughout Arizona, California, Texas and beyond. Here’s a closer look at the Phoenix organizations that recently received funding.
$7,000 Grant Recipient
Children in Need Foundation works to collect donations and redistributes them to various non-profits that support and benefit children in need in the Phoenix area.
$5,000 Grant Recipients (3)
Assistance League of Phoenix betters the lives of children through philanthropic work and projects. These projects fulfill basic needs, encourage self-esteem, and boost quality of life.
East Valley Adult Resources exists to provide services to seniors and their families and bring change to the lives of those they serve in the community. The non-profit offers and promotes opportunities for older generations to connect, contribute and care for each other.
Ryan House provides pediatric palliative care to children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. The care provided at Ryan House addresses the emotional, spiritual and social needs of each family.
$4,500 Grant Recipient
Hope & A Future aims to give hope to all Arizona foster care children. Their purpose is to help abused and neglected children in the foster care system by encouraging and pushing them to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams.
$4,000 Grant Recipients (5)
Paz de Cristo will use the grant money to feed, clothe and empower all of those who are in need in the East Valley. By providing such services and removing barriers, the community can grow, and the individuals within the community can become stronger and more self-sufficient.
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) serves children in the Arizona foster care system. They are focused on finding families for children through foster care, adoption and mentoring.
Homeward Bound provides transitional housing and comprehensive social services to families with children fleeing domestic violence and/or homelessness.
Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun will use the funds to continue providing home repair, modifications and improvements to needy low-income senior, veteran and disabled individuals.
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona seeks to help families overcome homelessness and achieve independence. The non-profit recognizes there are many components to conquering homelessness, so it provides multiple programs and services to lead families to successful and productive futures.
$3,500 Grant Recipients (3)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Inc. gives families of hospitalized children a “home away from home,” providing families with comfort, hope and courage.
Stepping Stones of Hope will use the grant to support grieving children, teens, families, adults and communities through a variety of programs, care and education.
VALLEYLIFE provides high-quality programs and services for disabled individuals and their families who require a family living environment, vocational training, day-program services or in-home care.
$3,000 Grant Recipient
ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth will use the grant money to help support its free, family-centered youth service in the East Valley, which provides a full complement of programs proven effective in equipping youth to achieve personal and academic success by tackling substance abuse, gang involvement and juvenile delinquency.
$2,500 Grant Recipient
Desert Mission supports Phoenix families that are in need of medical services. Started in part by the Lincoln family, Desert Mission tries to meet the health and social needs of the community by offering a variety of resources to create a stronger, more unified community.
$2,000 Grant Recipients (3)
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix provides families with the tools and training to care for their children, find employment and housing, and become independent. They offer basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and a safe environment for families that have lost their security.
K2 Adventures Foundation cares for children, adults and families with special needs or life-changing medical circumstances. The non-profit offers services, support, and funds for educational and medical enrichment.
MentorKids USA is a Christ-centered ministry that recruits, trains and supports mentors who empower youth facing tough life challenges to reach their God-given potential and become transformative members of their families and communities.
$1,000 Grant Recipient
Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation provides charitable dental care and education to Arizonans. The goal is to reduce health risks and suffering among those in need.