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October 14, 2020

American Express teams up with GlobalGiving to help its employees to donate

By Mohamed Dabo

American Express has announced a partnership with GlobalGiving, a one-stop solution for charitable giving, “to enable colleagues around the world to back causes that matter to them”.

Through the partnership, eligible American Express employees in more than 30 locations will be able to make donations to projects submitted to GlobalGiving by vetted non-profit organizations in over 170 countries, and have their contribution matched by the American Express Foundation.

The partnership extends American Express’ long-time gift-matching program, Give2Gether, which is currently available to colleagues in the U.S., Canada and India.

American Express employees outside these countries now are able to make charitable contributions to various social impact projects and have them matched by the American Express Foundation, up to program limits.

This makes the New York-based card giant the first financial services company to launch a year-round global employee gift-matching program with GlobalGiving.

“Non-profit organizations are facing significant challenges”

Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation, said:

“At a time when non-profit organizations are facing significant challenges stemming from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, social inequality, climate change and other pressing issues, we are pleased to provide another way for more colleagues to give back to their communities through our partnership with GlobalGiving.”

Launched in 2002, GlobalGiving connects non-profits, donors and companies around the world. Since its founding, GlobalGiving, which itself is a U.S. tax-exempt charitable organization, has helped raise more than $500 million to fund 27,000 projects.

All non-profits undergo a rigorous review by GlobalGiving, which also requires the organizations to provide documentation about the projects they submit to the platform.

GlobalGiving is “tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges”

Alix Guerrier, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalGiving, said:

“The non-profits in GlobalGiving’s community are tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from expanding access to health care and education in underserved communities to working to dismantle racism and gender inequality.

“Our partnership with American Express will further help these vital organizations get the critical resources they need to deliver on their mission.”


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