Sundt Foundation Expands Into Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City— The Sundt Foundation recently expanded its focus to include Salt Lake City as one of its nine giving areas. The Foundation awards grants each quarter to nonprofit organizations that assist disadvantaged children and families.
“Supporting our communities through the Sundt Foundation is at the core of our company’s purpose,” said Stefanie Teller, President of the Sundt Foundation. “Our employee-owners in Salt Lake City believe in giving back to the community where we live and work, and now that we’ve established an office in the area it only makes sense to bring the Foundation to the Salt Lake area.”
Recipients of grants are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Salt Lake City nonprofits are encouraged to visit www.sundt.com and apply by September 15 for a fourth-quarter grant.
Earlier this year the Sundt Foundation awarded two grants to local nonprofits including $2,500 to Utah Youth Village to support the organization’s mission to offer therapeutic foster homes and group homes for young victims of abuse and neglect, as well as $3,000 to Mercy Housing Mountain Plains to support their operation of the Francis Peak View Apartments.
As for project work in the region, Sundt has continued its progress on improvements to Interstate 215 just north of Salt Lake City. The scope includes the construction of a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) which, once completed, will accommodate 19 different traffic movements and will significantly reduce traffic congestion in the area. In addition to the DDI, the team added approximately two miles of new concrete pavement on I-215.
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 employee-owners, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $9.9 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit www.sundt.com 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+ 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.