Founder Sidney E. Goodfriend launched American Corporate Partners on Labor Day 2008 with the help of six founding corporate partners who provided funding to ACP and volunteer Mentors. By the end of 2009, ACP had paired 500 returning veterans with Mentors. Currently, ACP has 3,000 veterans paired one-on-one with mentors from more than 70 of America’s top companies, universities and hospitals. In November 2018, ACP announced it is expanding its reach and opening its program to the active duty spouse community.
Since its founding, ACP has focused on expanding its number of Corporate Partners, reaching out to a larger number of returning military and designing several new programs and initiatives to help an increasing number of service members, returning veterans and their families.