Bechtel Community Impacts

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Working together to improve our community

As the Department of Energy’s prime contractor for the Vit Plant, Bechtel has a responsibility to invest in the local community where our team members live, work, and play. Each year, Bechtel contributes to charitable organizations and events that make lasting impacts on the vitality of the Tri-Cities, across education, family and community, and health and safety. Whether a long-standing relationship like the United Way, a legacy project like the Family Fishing Pond, or an emerging relationship, Bechtel has supported the Tri-Cities for decades. We are proud to partner with these community organizations and help make the Tri-Cities a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program

  • Bechtel Board Room

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Volunteer Chore Services

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • Discover-E/Engineers Week

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Sacajawea Elementary School

  • Leadership Tri-Cities

  • Construction Career Day

  • Seattle Children's Hospital

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Columbia Basin College

  • March of Dimes

  • Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST)

  • Women Helping Women

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Camp Patriot

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Columbia Industries

  • Children's Developmental Center

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Family Fishing Pond

  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Children's Reading Foundation

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Mid-Columbia Mopar Club Show n' Shine for Hunger

  • Mid-Columbia Arts

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall


See Where the Vit Plant Gives Back

Learn more about the types of projects we support

category card Arts and Culture
Contributing to arts and culture to enable our collective understanding of the past and to envision a shared, more equitable future.
category card Education
Fostering education and learning, particularly related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
category card Family and Community
Creating opportunities and security for those who live, work and play in our region.
category card Health and Safety
Protecting the environment while ensuring our communities are healthy, safe and thriving.


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