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 American Express provided $6 million in funds to match employee donations in 2016. To recognize and reward the volunteer service of its employees, it awarded $229,000 to 133 nonprofits in 2016.