Reston-based construction firm to donate $3M to COVID-19 efforts
Bechtel Corp. is partnering with crowdfunding nonprofit GlobalGiving
Reston-based construction company Bechtel Corp. announced Tuesday that its corporate foundation, in partnership with the crowdfunding nonprofit GlobalGiving, will donate $3 million through its new Bechtel COVID-19 Fund to support communities around the world coping with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The money will go to nonprofit organizations providing vital services to people affected by the coronavirus in areas where Bechtel has offices and project sites. GlobalGiving will distribute more than $2 million to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, India, Peru and the United Kingdom. The remaining $750,000 will go to charitable organizations in smaller U.S. communities where Bechtel is currently doing business, including areas of Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington state.
“This gift is the largest disaster response in the Bechtel Group Foundation’s 66-year history,” Bechtel Chairman and CEO Brendan Bechtel said in a statement. “These gifts will help local nonprofit organizations respond to urgent needs such as food, emergency financial assistance and physical and mental health services.”
GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, companies and donors in 170 countries for funding projects.
Founded in 1898, Bechtel provides engineering, construction and project management services. The company has completed projects in more than 160 countries.