At Plains, we strive to be good neighbors and support the communities where we live and work. With assets across the United States and Canada, we give back through donations, sponsorships and volunteering. We direct our community investments to local nonprofit organizations and programs that align with our Core Values and goals.

Our community investment focus areas include:

Health & Safety: We are committed to safe and responsible operations and advancing organizations that promote healthy living and well-being for all ages.
Education: Plains is a performance-driven organization that believes education funding is a building block for the success of future generations.
Environment: As part of Plains’ commitment to environmental stewardship, we support organizations that protect and conserve the environment near our asset footprint.
Community Development: We prize an entrepreneurial spirit and invest in communities’ economic development by supporting business skill development, training and other community services.
Permian Strategic Partnership: Plains is a member of the Permian Strategic Partnership, which brings together New Mexico and Texas residents, local leaders and member energy companies to strengthen and improve the quality of life for Permian Basin residents through development of superior schools, safer roads, quality healthcare, affordable housing and a trained workforce.
March of Dimes: Plains has been a long-standing supporter of March of Dimes. In 2019, we marched for maternal and infant health research and programs through the March for Babies campaign, raising over $73,000 to give premature babies and their families a fighting chance.
Classroom Champions: Since 2017, Plains has been a proud funder for Classroom Champions. The organization’s Social and Emotional Learning curriculum, along with their program to provide students with mentorship from professional athletes, improves engagement and builds growth mindsets for students.
Trout Unlimited Canada: We take great pride in supporting Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) through direct donations, employee-matched donations and volunteerism. In 2019, Plains made a corporate donation of $10,000 and took part in two volunteer events helping to restore riverbanks and rescue hundreds of fish that needed to be diverted from an irrigation canal in Alberta, Canada. Read more here.
I-NSPIRE Foundation: In the summer of 2020, the Byhalia Connection (a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.) pipeline project donated $35,000 to the I-NSPIRE Foundation to help bridge the digital divide in DeSoto County, Mississippi. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting schools and students, our donation provided I-NSPIRE with funds to purchase 170 laptops and 55 hotspots, offering DeSoto families an additional tool to help stay connected to school during the pandemic.

Supporting First Responders

The Plains First Responder Grant Program funds the resource and training needs of nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations in the communities where Plains operates. We supply funds for improvements that will have a lasting, measurable impact, and a direct benefit to the safety or preparedness of response organizations. The grant program is one way for Plains to further empower the men and women who risk their lives daily for their communities.

As of July 2020, Plains and its subsidiaries have provided more than $2.6 million in grants to first responders in close proximity to our pipelines and facilities. The Plains First Responder Grant Program application and giving guidelines are available here.

Volunteering

In addition to our corporate donations, we make local charitable contributions and participate in volunteer opportunities in the communities where we operate across the U.S. and Canada.

In August 2019, Plains employees and contractors helped families in Franklin, Texas rebuild their homes after the town was hit by a severe tornado.

In the fall of 2019, Plains volunteers planted over 400 trees along a retention pond in Airdie, Alberta, Canada.