Community Involvement and Inclusion
Community service and charitable giving to support the places where we work, live, and play are central to Anchor QEA’s core values. Anchor QEA promotes opportunities to become actively involved with community programs, events, and agencies through the giving of time and financial support.
Corporate Matching Gift Program
Anchor QEA has a tradition of supporting non-profit organizations that provide service to people and the environment—our contributions are provided through monetary donations, volunteer efforts, fundraising events, and donations of materials toward causes or events. Our corporate matching gift program encourages giving on the individual level, through Anchor QEA’s offer to match monetary donations made by employees to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.
Community Service Committee
A dedicated Community Service Committee plans special events throughout the year and finds opportunities for community involvement and charitable contributions. Each year, in the fall, the committee organizes a company-wide campaign that encourages staff to find charitable organizations with missions that are important to them and volunteer time. Each march, the company sponsors a company-wide fundraising campaign where teams work together to raise money to support local charities. Not only do these campaigns inspire staff to support their local communities but brings staff together for a common goal.
Giving Back to Our Comminities
Anchor QEA is grateful to be able to give back to our communities. Our dedicated Community Service Committee plans special events throughout the year, seeking opportunities for community involvement and charitable contributions. During our annual company-wide fundraising campaign, teams work together to raise money for local charities—uniting us for a common cause while strengthening our connections to one another. The company also supports individual employees in organizing local, small-scale efforts that make a big difference in the places where they live and work.
We Have Supported the Following Organizations:
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Americares Foundation
- Amnesty International
- Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
- AWWA – PNWS Water for People
- Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters
- Boys and Girls Club
- Children’s Hope Auction
- Evergreen Elementary School PTA
- Feeding America
- Food Lifeline
- Friends of Sea Scouts
- Great American Cleanup
- Habitat for Humanity
- Heal the Bay
- Junior Achievement
- King County Police Association
- Long Live The Kings
- Marcus Foster Education Institute
- Mid Sound Fisheries
- Montvale Educational Foundation
- Montvale Fire Department
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National MS Society
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Nooksack Salmon Enhancement
- Olympic Park Institute
- People for Puget Sound
- ReSources Inc. Beach Naturalist Program
- Ronald McDonald House
- Salish Sea Expeditions
- San Diego Food Bank
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Seattle Firefighters
- Seattle Times for the Needy
- Society for Ecological Restoration NW
- Special Olympics
- Susan G Komen for the Cure
- Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
- Union Gospel Mission
- U.S. Fund for UNICEF
- Water for People
- WE ACT
- World Association for Children & Parents
- Wounded Warrior Project
Volunteer Grant Program
Each year, Anchor QEA provides financial support for two employees to spend their vacation volunteering. The Community Service Committee reviews proposals from employees stating where they want to go, what they want to do, and why they are passionate about the cause. The selected employees then share their experiences with coworkers through photographs and blog posts.
Anchor QEA offers scholarships for graduate students in financial need who are pursuing careers in engineering, environmental sciences, planning and restoration, or related technical fields.
Anchor QEA supports student education and development by providing summer internships in environmental engineering, landscape architecture, planning and permitting, and other technical fields. We encourage students interested in broadening their education and gaining valuable experience to apply for an intern position at Anchor QEA during an open application period (typically January through March).