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10 new projects approved in the first quarter of 2017

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In the first quarter of 2017, 8 local development micro-initiatives and two research projects were approved by the Project Selection Committee and the Board of Directors respectively. The Air Liquide Foundation has approved a total of 264 projects since its creation in 2008, with 330 Air Liquide employees getting involved.


Education & Training

  • Home schooling assistance for sick or injured students and pregnant minors - French Guiana
  • Entrepreneurship training for underprivileged young students - USA
  • Providing equipment for a center fighting social exclusion of underprivileged youths in Montreal - Canada

Access to water and energy

  • Photovoltaic energy supply for social microfinance institutions - Togo

Access to healthcare

  • Heart surgery for underprivileged children - Romania
  • Fitting out a social solidarity ambulance - Greece


  • Creation of a cultural center to provide therapeutic care for disabled people - Tunisia
  • Improved mobility for partially sighted elderly people - China


Healthcare / Respiration

  • Research on the stabilization of CFTR protein to fight cystic fibrosis - Belgium

The Environment

  • Atmosphere/ocean transfers related to climate change: study on the emissions of a rare gas (dimethyl sulfide) by coral reefs - French Polynesia

More information about these projects will be available soon.

The Air Liquide Foundation team

Bruno Leprince-Ringuet

Bruno Leprince-Ringuet

General Manager

Natcha Brunet, Chargée de mécénat

Natacha Brunet

Philanthropy coordinator

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Clémence Bruneton

Communications Officer

Geneviève Capbern-Gasqueton, Attachée de mécénat

Geneviève Capbern-Gasqueton

Philanthropy coordinator

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