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Giving Back to the Community


Air Products is committed not only to the safety and health of its workers, but also to the health, wellbeing and livelihood of the communities where we operate. 

Air Products Launches Multi-Decade Community Fund to Support Lake Maurepas 

Public safety is the focus of two inaugural grants totaling $800,000 awarded to Lake Maurepas first response agencies.

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Stocking Fish in Lake Maurepas

In March 2024, Air Products announced a $250,000 donation to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation to fund fish stocking operations in Lake Maurepas. The donation, from the Air Products Lake Maurepas Community Fund, established via its charitable giving affiliate, the Air Products Foundation, is aligned with the Fund’s mission of supporting educational, ecological, and recreational projects in the communities in which we operate.

The $250,000 donation will fund efforts to introduce a large number of young fish to Lake Maurepas in 2024. The stocking will include Largemouth bass, Croppie and Catfish, which can already be found in Lake Maurepas. 

Inaugural Grant

The Livingston Parish Fire Protection District #2 and the Manchac Volunteer Fire Department (Tangipahoa Parish) are the recipients of the Lake Maurepas Community Fund's inaugural grants.

Each organization will receive a $400,000 grant to support their first response missions

 

Air Products check presentation to support Manchac Volunteer Fire Department in Louisiana
Louisiana-based Air Products employees presenting the Manchac Volunteer Fire Department with a grant to support its safety mission.

The funds will be used to facilitate the purchase of new fire patrol and emergency response boats. The boats will bolster emergency response times on the lake, while also contributing to the overall safety for residents, boaters and commercial fisherman on Lake Maurepas.  

Lake Maurepas Community Fund

Air Products is committed to being a good neighbor in Louisiana and in all areas where we operate. Our work through the Lake Maurepas Community Fund and the Louisiana Clean Energy Complex further deepens that commitment. 

Air Products will commit $1 million
annually—via its charitable giving affiliate,
  the Air Products Foundation—to communities bordering Lake Maurepas.

Funding began in 2023 and will continue through the overall operation of the Louisiana Clean Energy Complex,
which is currently anticipated
to be at least 25 years.

Non-profit organizations that support ecological, educational and recreational improvements for those who live, work and visit the Lake Maurepas area are eligible for grants.

Air Products’ Commitment to Louisiana 

Our company’s more than 330 Louisiana-based employees perform many volunteer activities and make other contributions to organizations in the communities surrounding our 18 facilities in the state. In addition to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, Air Products employees in Louisiana support volunteer organizations that improve the lives of people, including the United Way, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the IRIS Domestic Violence Center. Not only do we live and work here—we also volunteer here.


 

Helping Preserve Louisiana's Wetlands

Air Products employees joined researchers from Southeastern Louisiana University in May 2024 to plant cypress trees at the Turtle Cove Research Center on Lake Maurepas and to learn about the importance of tree planting to preserving Louisiana’s wetlands. Air Products is supporting a significant independent research effort at SLU, which includes planting 2,000 cypress saplings each year for three years to help create and strengthen marshland in the Lake Maurepas area.

Air Products employees planting cypress trees at the Turtle Cove Research Center on Lake Maurepas in Louisiana

Bringing STEM to Donaldsonville Students

Air Products Participates in St. John Job Fair

Giving a Helping Hand to Students and Teachers in Lake Charles

Supporting families and children in Livingston Parish

Donating to Donaldsonville families in need

Donating to Donaldsonville families in need

Building bikes for kids in Southwest Louisiana

Volunteering for Iris Domestic Violence Center

Helping Feed Families at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Encouraging and Inspiring Future STEM Leaders

Supporting the United Way

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Air Products is committed to open and continuous engagement with residents, local governments, and civic and community organizations.

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