Sundt Foundation donates to local charities

Salt Lake City— The Sundt Foundation awarded $7,000 to three Salt Lake City nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements. 

“Watching the Sundt Foundation’s contributions grow within the community is very rewarding,” says Dustin Murphy, Sundt Foundation board member. “We hope to continue to give back to more organizations as we increase our presence here in the Salt Lake area.”

The Sundt Foundation awards grants quarterly 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.

First-quarter grants include:

Utah Youth Village, which received $2,500, owns and operates three homes for struggling children in the Salt Lake area. Most of these children are in custody of the state and have experienced severe abuse and neglect.

The Sharing Place received $2,500 to support services that provide grief support to children and their families.

The Smiles for Everyone Foundation, which received $2,000, provides dental services and education to homeless and impoverished individuals in the Salt Lake area.

About the Sundt Foundation

Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper. 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. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit 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.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 130-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.