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.
  • Columbia Basin College

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Rotary Club of Tri-Cities Sunrise

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • Volunteer Chore Services

  • Children's Reading Foundation

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Mid-Columbia Symphony

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center

  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Toys for Tots

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

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

  • Bateman Island

  • Bikes for Tikes

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

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Elijah Family Homes

  • American Cancer Society

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Richland Chamber of Commerce

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services


See Where the Vit Plant Gives Back

Learn more about the types of projects we support

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Contributing to arts and culture to enable our collective understanding of the past and to envision a shared, more equitable future.
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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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