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.
  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Columbia Basin College

  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Construction Career Day

  • Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Discover-E/Engineers Week

  • American Heart Association

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities

  • American Cancer Society

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

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Leadership Tri-Cities

  • Modern Living Services

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Family Fishing Pond

  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • Helmets to Hardhats

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Pasco Chamber of Commerce

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • Society of Women Engineers

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation


  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

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

  • Friends of Badger Mountain

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services


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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