Empowering underrepresented communities in Maricopa County and beyond.
American Express believes in creating equitable, resilient and sustainable communities globally. Since 1954, the American Express Foundation, has provided nearly a billion dollars to thousands of causes around the world, including Valley of the Sun United Way.
Like United Way, American Express is dedicated to empowering underrepresented communities and supporting their unmet needs. For example, in October of 2021 the corporation provided a $30,000 grant for the United Way’s Pantry Packs program. This critical program provides “shelf-stable pantry items” for children, and their families, who reside in high-need school districts throughout Maricopa County.
Through its philanthropic and community work, American Express serves and supports the organizations that are positively impacting some of society’s toughest challenges, including the health and economic concerns brought on by the ongoing pandemic. In May 2020, American Express stepped up during a time of need and donated $45,000 to the United for the Valley COVID-19 Fund. Along with other generous corporate donors, their gift helped to raise approximately $3M. This fund also provided more than half a million local individuals and families with services such as emergency food, rental assistance and tools for digital learning.
For more than a decade, American Express employees have shared their time and talent on the Campaign Cabinet, Generation United and the Women United Committees. Over the years, corporate team members participated in engagement events including: the World Record to End Hunger, Project Connect, Maricopa County StandDown, Day of Action, School Readiness Kits and WeekEnd Hunger Backpack assemblies. They have also volunteered to write thank you cards to teachers and frontline healthcare workers early on in the pandemic.
Thank you, American Express, for putting your heritage of service to work sustaining local communities and assisting when a helping hand is needed most. United Way appreciates and acknowledges all that you do and has inducted the corporation into the organization’s inaugural corporate partner Hall of Gratitude, a designation well deserved.
USAA Committed to Servant Leadership to Support Local Individuals and Families in Need.
Bank of America builds thriving communities through ending hunger.
Grants Today: Bank of America">Learn More →
Snell & Wilmer ensures Arizona's children succeed.
Grants Today: Snell & Wilmer">Learn More →
JPMorgan Chase creates a path to youth success.
Grants Today: JPMorgan Chase">Learn More →
Helios invests in the transformative power of education.
Grants Today: Helios Education Foundation">Learn More →
Target Foundation supports United Way’s School Readiness Kits (SRKs) program.
Grants Today: Target">Learn More →