Sundt Foundation donates to four El Paso Charities

On Tuesday, officials with the Sundt Foundation announced the awards of  $9,000 to four local El Paso nonprofits during its fourth quarter round of giving.

“During this critical time of need, we chose organizations that can make a large impact in the community in response to COVID-19,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President. “It is deeply gratifying to be able to give to those in need in our community, and we were pleased to be able to lend support to these organizations and their missions.”

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.

The Kelly Center for Hunger Relief received $4,000 to assist in their food distribution efforts. Due to COVID-19, Kelly Center serves nearly 16,000 families each month, five times more than 2019.

The Center Against Sexual & Family Violence received $2,000 to continue to provide services to those affected by domestic violence.

Sacred Heart Church, which received $1,500, serves their local community through food services, including preparing to-go family meals and delivering meals to farmworkers and local shelters.

El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation received $1,500 to ensure that children suffering from brain, skull and spinal cord tumors, as well as epilepsy and intracranial bleeds, can be treated at home.

Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper; to date, the Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in donations.

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.

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or go online for more information.

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