Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
The Air Products Foundation
The mission of the Air Products Foundation is to build meaningful relationships with charitable organizations that share the values inherent in our higher purpose and to enhance positive relationships with Air Products’ employees, communities, customers, and shareholders.
Using its mission as a guide, the Air Products Foundation supports programs in our host communities throughout the U.S., in global locations where we have employees and operations, at colleges and universities where we are strategically engaged, in national organizations committed to diversity and inclusion, and through employee- and retiree-directed matching gifts programs..
In fiscal 2021, the Air Products Foundation made $7 million in cash contributions including grants to organizations near our headquarters, throughout the U.S. and international communities. International giving increased by 40 percent in 2021. These grants reinforced our community outreach plans, responded to community needs, and supported eligible non-profits, particularly through matching gifts. Totaling $2.4 million, the matching gift portion of the donations was distributed based on employee and retiree giving, thereby reflecting the organizations most important to our people.
In addition, the Air Products Foundation, consistent with its priority to support education and workforce development, provided talent grants to eligible institutions and organizations that help us attract, develop, and retain diverse talent.