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.
  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • Society of Women Engineers

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Safe Kids

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

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

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • GESA Carousel of Dreams

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Second Harvest of Tri-Cities

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Camp Patriot

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • KNDU Family Food Drive

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

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

  • River of Fire

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Hanford REACH Museum

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Delta High School

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • Kids Haven

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce


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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