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.
  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

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

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities

  • Society of Women Engineers

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin

  • Modern Living Services

  • Second Harvest of Tri-Cities

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Mid-Columbia Science Fair

  • Friends of Badger Mountain

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Elijah Family Homes

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • American Heart Association

  • Chamna Natural Preserve

  • March of Dimes

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

  • Family Fishing Pond

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Olive Crest

  • Leadership Tri-Cities

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Discover-E/Engineers Week

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Richland Chamber of Commerce

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program


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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