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.
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • American Red Cross

  • Chamna Natural Preserve

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia

  • Children's Reading Foundation

  • Rotary Club of Tri-Cities Sunrise

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Benton-Franklin 4-H

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Toys for Tots

  • Children's Developmental Center

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

  • Adopt-a-Highway Program

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Women Helping Women

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society


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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