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 enhance positive relationships with Air Products’ employees, communities, customers and shareholders.
Air Products’ higher purpose is rooted in:
- Attracting and engaging talented and motivated employees;
- Strengthening the quality of life in our host communities; and
- Promoting collaboration among people of different cultures and backgrounds.
Air Products Foundation Support Around the World
Using its mission as a guide, the Air Products Foundation supports programs in our host communities in global locations where we have employees and operations, at colleges and universities where we are strategically engaged, in national organizations committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and through employee- and retiree-directed matching gifts programs.
Companies and communities, working together, can more effectively identify and address social issues and help create a more vibrant and sustainable community where employees and neighbors live and work.
Lehigh Valley Grants Program
The Air Products Foundation is proud to uniquely support our headquarters community in eastern Pennsylvania through the Lehigh Valley Grants Program.
To be eligible for consideration, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing must serve the community in the Lehigh Valley, which includes the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton areas of Pennsylvania. Other eligibility factors include commitment to diversity, engagement of Air Products employees, and a match with focus areas of the Lehigh Valley Grants Program that include:
- Education and Workforce Development
- Safe and Healthy Lehigh Valley
- Community Diversity and Innovation
- Arts and Culture
For consideration, eligible nonprofits in our headquarters community can apply using the Air Products Foundation Lehigh Valley Grant Application.
For any questions on the Lehigh Valley program and eligibility, please contact Laurie Gostley Hackett at (610) 481-6118.
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 2019 United Way campaign, the Air Products Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar contributions made by a current employee or a retiree. In 2019, Air Products employees and retirees raised $3.4 million for the United Way and those funds supported hundreds of agencies around the country.