For over 80 years, Air Products has been building relationships and contributing to the well-being of our host communities around the world. We do this in a variety of ways: through financial contributions from the Air Products Foundation, in-kind donations, employee directed giving, and employee volunteerism with non-profit organizations. Our support priorities include education and workforce development, diversity and inclusion, health and human services, community and economic development, arts and culture, and environment and safety. We work closely with community partners, including non-profit organizations, emergency responders, elected officials, and education, business, and community leaders to identify the highest impact opportunities.
In 2021, our efforts continued to focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing community support in the wake of the Delta and Omicron variants, making much-needed deliveries of medical oxygen and helium to hospitals, providing the infrastructure needed for emergency pop-up hospitals, as well as making other donations for medical care.
In addition to our COVID-19 efforts, we continued to provide significant grants to support basic needs for the unsheltered, hungry, and unemployed, particularly in urban areas. We connected our employees to non-profits, virtually, to provide mentoring and advice regarding business processes related to accounting, finance, human resources and more.