Uniquely Motivated to Give Back
We are committed to making a difference in how we manage money, develop our workforce and lift our communities. We come to work each day knowing that our daily efforts benefit lifesaving medical research. This Prosper With Purpose® model is a source of pride and inspiration for every American Century employee.
Dividend payments to the Institute have totaled $1.7 billion since the facility opened in 2000*.
Impact in Our Communities
Employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities and support their commitments by participating in nonprofit organizations and providing different ways to give and make their contributions go further through matching and grantmaking. In fact, over 7,000 volunteer hours annually are contributed by our employees.
company matched per year for employee giving
American Century Foundation
Dollars for Donors
This matching gifts program recognizes employees' contributions of time and money by enabling them to direct up to $7,000 annually to 501(c)(3) organizations, including a 2-to-1 match to employees supporting civil rights or social action and advocacy efforts.
employee match to support social justice organizations
Twice yearly, the Foundation considers grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations with preference toward those whose work is sustainable, inspires growth and in which our employees have significant and recurring involvement. The Foundation gifts, on average, about $600,000 each year in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. The Foundation has granted $17.7M since its inception in 2013.
in American Century Foundation grants since 2013
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
We look at DE&I as an ongoing learning journey. There is much for each of us to learn, unlearn and relearn to tackle the effects of unconscious bias and to have the courageous conversations needed for a healthy, high-performing culture.
racially diverse corporate board
At a corporate level, we are focused on:
Employee engagement, welcoming continued BRG expansion
Talent development, embracing new hiring practices and commitments
Community partnerships, centering on social justice reform
Our corporate board-level Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and 16-member Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, a cross-section of firm professionals, each drive activities designed to create an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but built into the fabric of the organization.
Reducing Environmental Impact
We are continuously implementing ways to reduce our environmental footprint across global operations and supply chains to help protect our collective future. We've made significant reduction efforts in the areas of energy, paper, waste and water use.
Additionally, our Mountain View, California, office has implemented the comprehensive waste, energy, water, pollution and wastewater practices required to attain membership in the California Green Business Network.
From an investing standpoint, we believe in genuine ESG integration, making significant, ongoing investments in extensive resources, and in-house training and education.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice.
As of 12/31/2020, more than 80% of American Century's AUM are subject to the incorporation of ESG factors into the investment process employed by each strategy's portfolio managers. When portfolio managers incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into an investment strategy, they consider those issues in conjunction with traditional financial analysis. When selecting investments, portfolio managers incorporate ESG factors into the portfolio's existing asset class, time horizon, and objectives. Therefore, ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG factors. Portfolio managers have ultimate discretion in how ESG issues may impact a portfolio's holdings, and depending on their analysis, investment decisions may not be affected by ESG factors.