We believe that our strength comes from the impact we can make in people’s lives.

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It is our mission to support our customers, colleagues and communities by helping them achieve their aspirations and helping their communities thrive. This shapes our work as a responsible corporate citizen. We deliver high-impact funding and initiatives that support people, businesses and non-profit partners so that together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world.

In 1872, we began serving our communities with our first philanthropic grant. In the 1860s, we began providing funding for disaster relief in the United States. Today we continue that legacy through the American Express Foundation. Since creating the American Express Foundation in 1954, we've provided more than $1 billion to charitable causes around the world through the Foundation and our Corporate Giving Program.

Community Giving Priorities

Backing Equal Futures

Helping empower more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces and communities

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Backing Small

Help build inclusive economic growth and empowerment through financial literacy, mentoring, and training for diverse small business owners and individuals

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Backing Low-Carbon Communities

Advancing climate innovation and action to address climate challenges and promote resilient communities globally

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