The New Children's Museum
The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego, one of the Sundt Foundation grant recipients. Photo courtesy of the museum

Four San Diego County nonprofits benefitting children have received more than $16,000 from the Sundt Foundation, officials announced.

The recipients:

  • San Diego Center for Children serves over 200 children with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders annually. The $4,900 in grant funds will be used to support the organization’s math program, which identifies students performing below grade level.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County received $4,800 to help continue its mentorship program for struggling youth, including essential training for staff and volunteers.
  • The New Children’s Museum will use its $3,500 grant to provide a quieter, less chaotic museum experience for children and families who may have sensory differences. Plans include mornings set aside for these families, a breathing room and sensory friendly guide.
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside received a $3,000 grant to support after-school programming that focuses on combatting post-pandemic academic needs through experience-based learning.

“It is inspiring to see how all four nonprofits are making a difference in the community for the better,” said Ryan Nessen, the Sundt Foundation’s San Diego region board member. “Through the foundation, Sundt employee-owners can help to support these causes and be a part of the difference they are making.”

The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local San Diego-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process.