American Express Leadership Academy

Founded in 2007, the American Express Leadership Academy builds the personal, business and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders through multi-day, in-person trainings. The initiative has grown to a global program, training world-class leaders in the areas of education, the arts, social services, health, the environment, and more. 

American Express has invested approximately $100 million since 2007 to help more than 165,000 social purpose leaders reach their potential.

Our Focus Within The American Express Leadership Academy

Developing diverse high potential non-profit leaders from around the world.

Support our non-profit partners to develop and accelerate innovative ideas and projects and ongoing pro-bono support from our colleagues.

Follow our leaders’ success and their impact on the communities they serve.