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.
  • Hanford REACH Museum

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • Columbia Basin College

  • Riverfest

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

  • Women Helping Women

  • Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Bateman Island

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Pasco Chamber of Commerce

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

  • Safe Harbor Support Center

  • GESA Carousel of Dreams

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Friends of Badger Mountain

  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Benton-Franklin 4-H

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program

  • Mid-Columbia Ballet

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • American Heart Association

  • Discover-E/Engineers Week

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • American Diabetes Association

  • The Links, Inc., Tri-Cities Chapter

  • Association of Washington Business

  • American Cancer Society

  • Rotary Club of Tri-Cities Sunrise

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Gateway to Richland

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

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Helmets to Hardhats

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Richland Chamber of Commerce

  • KNDU Family Food Drive

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • Special Olympics of Washington


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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