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 2020, the Air Products Foundation made $6.4 million in cash contributions including grants to our headquarters, U.S. field, and international communities. These grants reinforced our community outreach plans, responded to community needs, and supported eligible non-profits, particularly through matching gifts. Totaling $2.1 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.
Employee-Directed Matching Gifts
The Air Products Foundation matches dollar-for-dollar any contribution made by an eligible U.S. employee to any eligible 501c3 nonprofit organization up to a maximum of $10,000. One hundred percent of the matching gifts are provided to the organizations designated by our employees. The Matching Gift year is consistent with the Air Products fiscal year which is from October 1 through September 30. Donations made after September 30 will be considered the next year’s gift.
Air Products is a strong supporter of the United Way and celebrates the important work it does in the community. For the 2020 United Way campaign, the Air Products Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar contributions made by a current employee or a retiree. In 2020, Air Products employees and retirees raised $3.4 million for the United Way and those funds supported hundreds of agencies around the country.