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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.
  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • Delta High School

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Benton-Franklin 4-H

  • Mid-Columbia Science Fair

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • The Links, Inc., Tri-Cities Chapter

  • Toys for Tots

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Hanford REACH Museum

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

  • Bikes for Tikes

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Association of Washington Business

  • GESA Carousel of Dreams

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

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

  • Safe Harbor Support Center

  • Columbia Basin College

  • Riverfest

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • Sacajawea Elementary School

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • American Diabetes Association


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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