Our Mission Is Helping Others Accomplish Theirs

We’re here to help our customers and their communities thrive. That means putting our service ethic to work enabling communities to prosper, and assisting when a helping hand is needed.

 

 

Strong communities enable thriving people and businesses. This shapes our responsibilities as a corporate citizen. Through our philanthropic and community work, we seek to strengthen communities by serving and supporting the people and organizations that are tackling some of society’s toughest challenges.

In 1954, we created the American Express Foundation, a New York-based non-profit that supports charitable organizations. Since then, together with our Foundation, we have provided nearly a billion dollars to thousands of causes around the world.

We focus our charitable giving in three areas:

  • Developing leaders: We help develop emerging leaders who are addressing society's most complex issues.
  • Preserving places: We promote stewardship of the historic places that bring value to local communities and sustain our shared cultural heritage.
  • Serving communities: We enable nonprofit organizations to have a greater impact by engaging community members, including our own colleagues, as volunteers. 
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