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.
  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • Society of Women Engineers

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • River of Fire

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • American Cancer Society

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

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Chamna Natural Preserve

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Adopt-a-Highway Program

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Arts Center Task Force

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

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Columbia Basin College

  • YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • Riverfest

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties


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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