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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.
  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

  • American Red Cross

  • YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • Rotary Club of Tri-Cities Sunrise

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

  • Hanford REACH Museum

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Children's Developmental Center

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Playground of Dreams

  • The ARC of Tri-Cities

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

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

  • Volunteer Chore Services

  • Discover-E/Engineers Week

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia


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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