The American Express Foundation

Type of project:  Three key focus areas: 1) Programs that provide skills and pathways to prepare youth (ages 13 to 30) for long-term success and the future of work, including the green economy, digital futures, and STEAM fields such as science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. 2) Support for underrepresented and economically vulnerable small business owners and entrepreneurs through our “Backing Small” initiative, including grants, mentoring support, and technical assistance through established community partnerships. 3) Low-carbon projects

Location: United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, United Kingdom

Eligibility: American Express does not actively solicit applications for grants and new partnerships. However, we remain interested in learning about new organizations doing good work across our priority issues and in deepening our engagement with eligible existing partners. Please feel free to share your business contact, organizational objective and website by sending an email to, and our team will contact you if we would like to engage further. Each year between November and January, we will review information submitted by non-profit organizations and may approach or seek further information from organizations that align with our priorities.

Closing date: 31 January