The American Express value of good citizenship
begins with its employees. Whether it is feeding the hungry, mentoring students, building homes, cleaning up the environment or making personal
financial contributions, each year tens of thousands of American Express employees are inspired to serve their communities.
Through its gift matching programs the American Express Charitable Fund provided over $5.8 million in funds to match over $5.9 million in employee donations in 2011. In addition, the fund awarded $220,500 to 236 nonprofits on behalf of its employee's volunteer service in 2011.