Twenty-one charities are doing more to deliver health services, food programs, learning resources, and emergency financial help, thanks to underwriting from the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Created at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the $3 million Fund is partnering with nonprofits to address urgent human needs in the company’s project and office communities.
“Our first round of gifts totaled $770,000 and went to 21 charities in 2 countries,” says LeeAnne Lang of Bechtel Group Foundation, which provided the funds for the special giving program. “By September, we’ll have distributed a second and final round of gifts in partnership with GlobalGiving, the first and largest crowdfunding community to connect nonprofits, companies, and donors worldwide.”
The $770,000 in first-round gifts from the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund helped charities address the diverse needs created by the pandemic in the company’s office and project communities.
- Helping the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley fund youth activities, recreational programs, and public safety improvements in Belmont County, Ohio
- Investing in the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund at East Tennessee Foundation
- Improving health, education, and financial stability through partnerships with United Way organizations across the United States, including: