Rosendin Holdings Launches Foundation To Give Back To Communities
San Jose, CA (July 22, 2020) – Rosendin Holdings, Inc., the parent company to Rosendin and Modular Power Solutions (MPS), is pleased to announce it has established The Rosendin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated to positively impact communities through financial grants and volunteer hours.
The Rosendin Foundation was established to positively impact communities, build and empower people, and inspire innovation. The Foundation will partner with community-focused, non-profit organizations in 17-regions across the U.S. to support health including emotional, nutritional, and occupational programs. For more information on these areas of focus visit www.therosendinfoundation.org/focus-areas.
“Since 1919, we’ve been dedicated to leading, inspiring, and building communities across the nation. We are thrilled to launch The Rosendin Foundation to provide essential support for non-profit organizations and the people they serve at this critical time in our country’s history,” said Mike Greenawalt, Rosendin CEO.
The charitable arm of Rosendin Holdings launched its efforts by donating $42,500 to 17-food banks in communities where Rosendin and MPS employees work and live. These donations, listed below by city, provided approximately 170,000 meals to individuals and families facing food insecurity.
Food Bank recipients of the initial donations are:
- Central Texas Food Bank, Austin, TX
- Tarrant Area Food Bank, Fort Worth, TX
- San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio, TX
- North Texas Food Bank, Plano, TX
- Coastal Bend Food Bank, Corpus Christi, TX
- Hawaii Food Bank, Honolulu, HI
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Irvine, CA
- Three Square Food Bank, Las Vegas, NV
- United Food Bank, Phoenix, AZ
- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento, CA
- San Francisco Marin Food Bank, San Francisco, CA
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
- Oregon Food Bank, Portland, OR
- Neighbor Impact, Prineville, OR
- Second Harvest Food Bank of MetroLINA, Charlotte, NC
- Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore, MD
- Dulles South Food Pantry, Dulles, VA
“Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is so grateful to the generosity, community spirit, and partnership of The Rosendin Foundation during this unprecedented time of need,” said Christine Montevideo, Senior Development Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County which is one of the recipients of The Rosendin Foundation.
The Rosendin Foundation will also sponsor a National Day of Service for Rosendin and MPS employees to volunteer in food banks across the country when it is deemed safe. In addition, the foundation provided an emergency grant of $2,500 to the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
“Due to the impact of the global pandemic, we felt it was incredibly important to not only support the people in our communities who are struggling to put food on the table, but also help the men and women in the construction industry who are struggling to cope with the psychological stress from the economic crisis,” said Jolsna Thomas, President of The Rosendin Foundation.
Starting in early 2021, The Rosendin Foundation will provide financial grants up to $50,000 per organization bi-annually, and emergency financial grants on an as-needed basis, up to $2,500 per organization each year. Grant applications are available on the foundation’s website at https://www.therosendinfoundation.org/grants
Funding for the foundation comes primary from contributions made by Rosendin Holdings, as well as its employees, retirees, and The Rosendin Foundation fundraisers.
The Board of Rosendin Holdings appointed the foundation’s Board of Directors, which includes Jolsna Thomas, President; Salina Brown, Vice President; Lisa Vere, Secretary; Matt Van Fossen, Treasurer; as well as Matt Hisaka and John Koester as Directors.
The Rosendin Foundation also established a Finance Committee which worked with outside counsel to prepare the bylaws, a Communications Committee to develop awareness, and a Grant Making Committee to develop Giving Guidelines.
About The Rosendin Foundation: The Rosendin Foundation was formed in 2020 as a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation to act as the charitable arm of Rosendin Holdings for which all charitable giving would be centralized or guided through. This includes Rosendin Electric, Inc. (Rosendin) and Modular Power Solutions (MPS). Although the corporation is based in San Jose, California, the Foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations across the United States.
About Rosendin: Rosendin, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is an employee-owned electrical contractor. With revenues upwards of $2 billion, Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States employing over 6,500 people. For more than 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communications installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company. For more information, visit www.rosendin.com.
About Modular Power Solutions: Founded in 2011, Modular Power Solutions (MPS) brings decades of combined engineering, production, and deployment experience in offsite construction. Whether it be assisting with complex BIM coordination, integrating full electrical and mechanical systems, or providing commissioning support in the factory and field, MPS aims to provide the complete solution and service required in the current construction ecosystem. Increasing demand has helped MPS branch into other markets including data centers, utility, agricultural, hospitality, and commercial office.