The Bechtel Group Foundation will donate $3 million to communities across the world coping with the coronavirus pandemic, in partnership with the crowdfunding nonprofit GlobalGiving.

The newly established Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund will support local nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to people in areas where Bechtel Corporation maintains offices and project sites.

“This gift is the largest disaster response in the Bechtel Group Foundation’s 66-year history,” said Bechtel Chairman and CEO Brendan Bechtel. “These gifts will help local nonprofit organizations respond to urgent needs such as food, emergency financial assistance, and physical and mental health services.”


This article is part of the Family Enterprise USA ongoing series showcasing how family businesses are helping their employees, supporting local communities, and giving back during the COVID 19 pandemic.


The Bechtel Group Foundation selected GlobalGiving as its partner because of the organization’s innovative approach to connecting philanthropic organizations with humanitarian needs around the world. GlobalGiving’s network will enable the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund to immediately activate in support of suffering communities.

GlobalGiving will distribute more than $2 million from the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund to local charitable organizations in Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, India, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. (specifically, in the northeast, Southern California, and the Gulf Coast).

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The Bechtel Group Foundation will award $750,000 in direct grants from the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund to charitable organizations in smaller U.S. communities that are the home to large Bechtel projects, such as:

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania Chemicals north of Pittsburgh
  • Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Louisiana
  • South Field Energy in Ohio
  • Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Georgia
  • Uranium Processing Facility in Tennessee
  • Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Washington state

In addition, the Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund will support charitable organizations in the following communities: Glendale, Ariz., Pueblo, Colo., Dover Plains, New York, Wellsville, Ohio, and Houston, Texas.


Read the full “Bechtel Group Foundation Establishes Bechtel COVID-19 Relief Fund in Partnership with GlobalGiving” article from prnewswire.com.


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