Sundt Foundation donates to 3 El Paso area charities

Officials with the Sundt Foundation announced Tuesday that they had awarded $9,250 to three local El Paso nonprofits during its current round of giving.

“Being able to give back where we work and live is very important to our local Foundation members,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President and El Paso Project Director for the company’s building group.

“It’s rewarding to see organizations like Make-a-Wish and others make a positive impact on disadvantaged children and adults within the El Paso community.”

The groups that received funding during this round were:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which received $3,500, provides children who have recently been diagnosed with a critical illness the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment by granting them a “wish.”

The Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation, which received $2,250, supports local schools with a low-income population by donating new uniforms for children who otherwise could not afford them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso received $3,500 to support youth living under the poverty line by providing a mentor who assists with educational, emotional and mental support.

The Foundation awards quarterly grants to El Paso-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of local Sundt employee-owners.

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or click here for more information.

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.

Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.

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