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Bechtel Group Foundation partners with four global nonprofits, our Signature Programs, on efforts that: 

  • Promote education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Use engineering and construction skills to improve quality of life worldwide
  • Make effective use of the passions and unique skills of Bechtel’s people

The Foundation also joins with Bechtel colleagues in responding to disasters that affect offices or jobsites around the world.

Helping communities around the world 

During the last 60+ years, the Foundation has made a significant impact on our communities. Among its efforts:

  • Founding the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
  • Building homes in Chile through Habitat for Humanity
  • Restoring the cable cars in Bechtel’s headquarters city of San Francisco
  • Creating Engineers Week to introduce young people to the profession
  • Expanding the Engineering Academy at Oakland Technical High School
  • Funding the Bechtel Initiative for Global Growth and Change at Stanford University
  • Renovating the engineering building at the American University of Beirut
  • Supporting engineering programs at universities in Australia, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom
  • Serving as the title sponsor for Dream Big, a film that educates K-12 students and the general public about the inspiring work that engineers do worldwide