American Century Investments Foundation

Fund Description: 

The American Century Investments Foundation, established in 2000, is overseen by a board of directors that establishes guidelines and priorities for the Foundation and makes all grant decisions on behalf of the Foundation. Assistance in grants administration is provided to the Foundation by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Click here to read about American Century Investments® and its other areas of community investments.

Contact Person: 
Please contact us at / 816.627.3452

Applications will be reviewed by the American Century Investments Foundation twice a year. Application deadlines will be 5:00 p.m. CST on:

  • Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Monday, October 5, 2020

Applicants will be notified of the board’s decisions in writing approximately eight (8) weeks after the application deadline.

Areas of Interest:
The Foundation prefers to grant money to organizations providing innovative opportunities that are sustainable and inspire growth in the communities where American Century Investments® employees live and work. The Foundation will accept applications twice per year; however, organizations are encouraged to apply once yearly.

Preference will be given to organizations demonstrating strong leadership and successful programming where American Century Investments employees have significant and recurring involvement. Examples of employee involvement include: 

  • Serving on a board and/or committee
  • Ongoing volunteer time
  • Regular monetary donations
  • Involvement by more than one employee

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
The Foundation will consider making grants to support the general operations of 501(c)(3) public charities within the areas of interest listed above. The Foundation will not provide funding for:

  • Individuals
  • Special events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base in the community
  • Social, labor, veterans, alumni or fraternal organizations
  • Recreational sporting events or athletic teams
  • Political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts
  • Past operating deficits, travel or conferences

Due to the nature of our business, American Century Investments® is unable to provide financial products or in-kind services directly to individual organizations.

Grant Range:
In general, grants will range from $5,000 – $25,000.

Procedures for Grant Seekers:
All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through the internet grant application module.

Online Application:

Click here to access the online application.

If this is your first time accessing the application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner. If you are a first time user, but your organization has an application account, please contact or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization.

For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact or 816.627.3452.