Grant Details

American Express*

  • Z Archive March
  • Nationwide
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
March 21, 2021

American Express makes grants in three key areas: Developing Leaders, Preserving Places, and Serving Communities

Developing Leaders
Leadership development for emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders through one or more of the following:
  • Helping nonprofit organizations create, enhance or sustain leadership development programs for their high potential emerging leaders.
  • Diversifying the current landscape of nonprofit leaders.
  • Transforming organizations through best-in-class management and leadership practices, implementing management principles or expanding an organization's capacity to attract, develop and retain leadership talent.  

Preserving Places - by invitation only

Sustaining Communities
The projects supported encourage community service and civic participation, delivering measurable outcomes that have a lasting impact on communities through one or more of the following:
  • Building the capacity of nonprofits by assisting them in developing, engaging and retaining community members as volunteers.
  • Engaging community members and American Express colleagues in ongoing service. This may involve a variety of activities from promoting individual philanthropy, volunteerism or participation in local civic organizations.
  • Disaster Relief

Local Priorities
When working with local organizations, priority is given to projects in the locations listed below. 

United States
  • Greater Phoenix
  • New York City
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Francisco
  • South Florida
  • Washington, D.C.

Around the World
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Greater China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Inquiries for funding are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/22/2021 - applications are not being accepted at this time; funding interests have also changed and will be updated when applications open again.

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