The Foundation will permanently close on December 31, 2020. Learn more.



The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (“the Foundation”) envisions a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California that is a model of success and a source of innovation.


The Foundation invests in preparing California’s children and youth to contribute to the state’s economy and communities, and in advancing management of California’s water and land resources.


The Foundation’s guiding principles can be articulated by four core values – Integrity, Excellence, Optimism, and Respect. Learn more on the Foundation Overview page.


The Foundation seeks to be an effective partner and supporter of California nonprofit leaders, honoring the people doing the work on the ground and building relationships based on trust and integrity.

The Foundation staff is comprised of experienced professionals committed to seeing California thrive into the future.

Job Opportunities

Please submit applications only for currently available positions. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé by email to No phone inquiries, please.

Open Positions

There are currently no open positions.