LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—In 2019, 45 Northern New Mexico community groups received $414,444 from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B).
“It’s important to us to help support nonprofit organizations in the communities where our 700 employees and subcontractors live,” said Glenn Morgan, N3B President. N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy.
“I have been impressed with the breadth and scope of programs offered in our communities, and we’re pleased to help support their efforts,” said Morgan.
The company committed to donate five percent of the fee it earns over the life of its 10-year contract with DOE to cleanup legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
N3B made $400,000 available to community organizations in 2019. Twenty percent of that was dedicated to the Apprenticeship Program, a joint venture between N3B and Northern New Mexico College to train students to become nuclear operators.
The balance went to charitable nonprofits and community organizations in Northern New Mexico. The N3B-supported organizations provide services in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Taos counties.
Education-related activities received 59 percent of the available funding, followed by 17 percent to health and human services organizations, 13 percent to civic and community groups, and 11 percent to arts and culture groups.
Dollars went to support organizations through sponsorships, grants and memberships.
In addition to dollars, N3B employees and their families also volunteered nearly 4,000 hours at nonprofit organizations, civic clubs, churches, environmental groups and other community organizations.
Detailed information about N3B community contributions is available in the 2019 Community Commitment Annual Report located on the N3B website at www.N3B-LA.com under Community Commitment. The website also includes a listing of the types of activities N3B will fund, as well as instructions for submitting a request.
The Villa Therese Catholic Clinic in Santa Fe was one of 45 nonprofit organizations that received funding last year from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B). The only free healthcare clinic in New Mexico, the Villa Therese clinic provides quality health and dental care to the most underserved members of the community.