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

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Helmets to Hardhats

  • Society of Women Engineers

  • Safe Harbor Support Center

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

  • Crystal Apple Awards

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program

  • Mid-Columbia Symphony

  • KNDU Family Food Drive

  • Friends of Badger Mountain

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Richland Chamber of Commerce

  • Mid-Columbia Science Fair

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • Adopt-a-Highway Program

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

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Playground of Dreams

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

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Sacajawea Elementary School

  • American Heart Association

  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • Mid-Columbia Ballet

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Second Harvest of Tri-Cities

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities


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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