Community Involvement and Service

Community Involvement and Service


Community service and charitable giving to support the places where we work, live, and play is central to Anchor QEA’s core values. Through various company-wide efforts, Anchor QEA promotes opportunities to become actively involved with community programs, events, and agencies through the giving of time and financial support.

Anchor QEA has a tradition of supporting a variety of 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.

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.
Anchor QEA supports groups recommended by our employees, and individual employees often organize local, small-scale efforts that make a big difference in our communities. From tutoring at after-school programs to making substantial donations to nationwide organizations, Anchor QEA is grateful to be able to give back to our communities.

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
  • Food Lifeline
  • Friends of Sea Scouts
  • Great American Cleanup
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heal the Bay
  • Junior Achievement
  • King County Police Association
  • Marcus Foster Education Institute
  • Mid Sound Fisheries
  • Montvale Educational Foundation
  • Montvale Fire Department
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National MS Society
  • 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
  • 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. Learn more about our Volunteer Grant Program here.


Anchor QEA also offers scholarships for students excelling in water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management.

Learn more about our scholarship program.


Anchor QEA supports student education and development by providing internships in environmental engineering, landscape architecture, planning and permitting, and science fields. We encourage students interested in broadening their education and gaining valuable experience to inquire about an intern position at Anchor QEA.

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