Making a difference in our communities
Battelle Energy Alliance, the nonprofit organization that operates INL, is deeply committed to corporate citizenship and community giving and encourages its employees to do the same. The Community Engagement programs support charitable organizations providing for the basic needs of children and the underprivileged. The lab also supports vital programs in rural and underserved communities.
Accomplishments and data are from fiscal year 2022.
INL employees pledged more than $646,000 in 2022 to support nonprofit charities. The annual United Way campaign includes $55,000 from Battelle Energy Alliance. INL’s campaign is the largest benefactor for the Idaho Falls and Pocatello United Way organizations serving the region. The donations help a growing number of local people struggling due to the rising costs of housing and health care.
College of Eastern Idaho
Battelle Energy Alliance and College of Eastern Idaho announced an agreement that will help prepare the future workforce of the laboratory, energy industry and partnering industries, while providing additional learning opportunities for community college students.
Community Food Drive
INL employees supported an October food drive benefitting the Community Food Basket in Idaho Falls. INL volunteers and community partners exceeded their goal, collecting 141,534 pounds of food, which will provide 108,873 meals for the community. The October food drive is critical to providing for local families and individuals during the holidays and winter.
Museum of Idaho
INL supported creation of “Way Out West,” a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Idaho providing historical context and a vison of future innovation. The 890-square-mile INL Site is at the heart of an area rich with archaeological and historical knowledge shared though the exhibit. Loaned items from INL include artifacts and archaeological information, mockups of space power systems assembled at INL, and an interactive display to engage future scientists and engineers. Collaborators include the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, INL, and historical and cultural preservation societies around the region.