American Express Company is a global travel, financial and network services provider.
American Express has a long history of being good citizens in the communities in which we live and work. American Express believes that the company should contribute to the larger society in which it operates and enhance the climate in which they do business.
One manifestation of the company's concern for good citizenship is the philanthropic contributions American Express makes around the world. Not only is it appropriate for the company to give back to the communities in which it operates, it is also smart business. Healthy communities are important to the well-being of society and the overall economy. They also provide an environment that helps companies such as American Express grow, innovate and attract outstanding talent.
Giving themes that reflect American Express funding priorities are:
Community Service: Funding includes employee volunteer activities, support to local United Ways, and grants to the American Red Cross and other relief agencies.
AIDS Walk: Support for American Express employee volunteer participation in walks in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Phoenix to raise funds for local HIV education and prevention programs.
Cultural Heritage: Funding that protects important natural and man-made cultural or historic sites around the world, and that also supports art and culture unique to countries and regions.
Economic Independence: Funding that supports initiatives that encourage, sustain and develop economic self-reliance, such as school-to-work efforts, programs that teach the fundamentals of business and economics, and programs that promote entrepreneurship and small business development.