WTP Community Outreach

Bechtel National, Inc. is pleased to be a part of the Tri-Cities community and welcomes the opportunity to help support important causes and groups.

Contribution Guidelines

Bechtel community outreachThe Bechtel contribution guidelines reflect the major areas the corporation wishes to emphasize in its philanthropic activities. To the extent possible, the guidelines are also aligned with the needs of the community and the interests of our employees.

Bechtel’s community contributions are focused on education, health and human services, civic and community activities, and arts and culture in the Tri-Cities area. Added priority is given to requests that support activities with a strong youth science, technology, engineering or mathematics component. We also support educational programs in areas where we have long-term employment needs. Welding is a recent example.

Evaluations will be based, in part, on the following:

  • Programs oriented toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Broad-based programs that serve the most people possible
  • Programs that address the needs of under-served populations in STEM activities
  • Programs that provide exposure for Bechtel
  • Programs that support services with limited options for alternate funding (i.e., our contribution makes a significant difference)
  • Events sponsored by organizations in which Bechtel employees participate

Screening Criteria

Bechtel employees community outreachIn general, Bechtel does not make contributions to:

  • Individuals, including grants, loans, scholarships, or subsidies for basic services
  • Organizations or programs that pose a potential conflict of interest
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Individual public or private secondary schools
  • Requests from telemarketers or commissioned fundraisers
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Travel funds
  • Tickets for benefits
  • Freelance films, videos or other projects
  • Courtesy advertising
  • Product requests
  • Political or partisan organizations
  • Sports fields, teams or individual participants
  • Groups that promote a specific religious doctrine
  • Annual giving campaigns or recurring gifts
  • Multi-year commitments
  • Requests that are not in writing

To Apply

Bechtel community outreach for Badger MountainIf you believe your project or activity falls within the Bechtel funding criteria, please submit your request in writing and include:

  • Specific amount of money you are seeking
  • Brief summary of the project and how this donation helps meet the benefiting organization’s goals and objectives
  • Mission and goals of the organization
  • Overall budget and funding sources for the organization
  • How the organization plans to acknowledge Bechtel’s contribution
  • Name, address and telephone number of the organization’s principal contact for the request
  • Organization’s website address, if available
  • A copy of the IRS determination letter, if applicable

Requests may include any attachments that may aid in decision-making and understanding of the organization, such as brochures and news clippings. Do not send bulky items, such as videotapes.

Bechtel reviews requests throughout the year and does not have a prescribed deadline for submitting requests. Submitters will be notified in writing of the disposition of their request.

Please send requests to:
Staci West, Manager of Communications
2435 Stevens Center Place
Richland, WA 99354
sawest@bechtel.com