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SUNDT FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,500 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

04 Sep 2014 by BizDESIGN in BizNEWS

Sundt Construction, Inc.’s Tucson employees have selected eleven local nonprofit organizations to receive Sundt Foundation grants totaling $16,500 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 million in donations to organizations throughout Arizona, California, Texas and beyond. Here’s a closer look at the Tucson organizations that recently received funding.

$2,000 Grant Recipients (3)
Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) will use the funds to support its Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Whole-Community Healing Retreat, where children with special needs and their families receive education about integrative therapies; experience relief of pain, stress and anxiety; soothing of mind, body and spirit; and learn inclusion strategies.

Assistance League of Tucson will continue providing necessary and appropriate clothing, school supplies and grooming items to disadvantaged children, which will help remove one of the social barriers to school success.

The Shyann Kindness Project will use the grant money to purchase backpacks, books, school supplies and toys at extremely reduced prices for disadvantaged children. The items not only provide the tools necessary for children to succeed in school, but also offer them a chance to have some well-deserved fun.

$1,500 Grant Recipients (5)
American Gold Star Mothers Tucson Chapter will place wreaths on the graves of U.S. veterans who have served and died for their country to show the families that their loved ones will always be honored and never forgotten.

Mobile Meals of Tucson, Inc. will provide meals to homebound elderly people who are struggling to maintain independence and require special dietary meals critical to their health.

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, Southern Arizona’s resource for children and families whose lives have been impacted by serious illness or death, will use the funds to continue providing a safe environment with physical and emotional outlets for kids to process their unique journey of grief in a healthy way.

First Book-Tucson will use the grant money to provide new books to qualified programs in Tucson that serve low-income and homeless children under the age of 18.

Interfaith Community Services will provide baby formula and food for low-income families with children one year old or younger and healthy snacks for disadvantaged children through its independent food bank.

$1,000 Grant Recipients (3)
Izi Azi Foundation dba The Felicia Ann Cutler Farm will use the funds to continue donating 100 percent of the vegetables and eggs produced on its farm to Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, which provides meals to the homeless and hungry in Tucson.

Benson Area Food Bank will use the grant money to continue offering a supplemental three-day supply of age-appropriate food and milk to preschool children through five years old.

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center/Catholic Community Services will use the funds to support emergency dental care for disadvantaged adults. The funds will be used as a match for funds already secured from a private donor.

About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they 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 $6 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information.

About Sundt
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 62nd largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. www.sundt.com

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