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Bechtel’s Impact Report

The Bechtel Group Foundation

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Helping communities around the world

Bechtel Group Foundation partners 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.
  • Support the U.S. construction community and provides resources for them to flourish.

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

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

  • Partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to combat the crisis of suicide in the construction community by committing the foundation’s largest donation to date
  • 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
  • Donating $3 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the communities where we work