The Sundt Foundation awarded $7,000 to two nonprofits in El Paso during its current giving round. Project Vida received $4,000 and the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center received $3,000.
“Both grants are going to organizations dedicated to making a difference in our community,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President and El Paso region board member. “It is inspiring to be able to help them both in their efforts.”
Project Vida works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by improving the lives of at-risk youth through Project Vida’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The grant will go toward a robotics-engineering specialist to help expand the computer science and technology-based knowledge related to creative exploration for youth.
El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center’s grant will help curate and present a special exhibit: All People Have Voice. The interactive exhibit tells the story of individuals who experience hardship caused by intolerance recounting experiences from the Holocaust, Asian-Pacific Islanders, Latin Americans, and modern-day refugees.
The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local 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.