Doing good is at the heart of American Century Investments. As a global investment manager, American Century is always thinking about new ways to invest in a better future.
This year, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is the official charity of the 32nd annual American Century Championship. The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a world-class biomedical research organization dedicated to uncovering the causes, treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases.
Since 1990, it has raised nearly $5 million supporting numerous charities. Previous beneficiaries include the Equal Justice Initiative, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund, Uniform Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund, Fallen Patriot Fund, Lake Tahoe Fire Relief Fund (Angora fire), Autism Speaks, LIVESTRONG Foundation, American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, United Negro College Fund, Boys & Girls Club, and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
The event also benefits several local organizations through a grant program. Following the tournament, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority initiate a grant application process for area non-profits to benefit from the donations. To be considered, local organizations must meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation will be used and indicate its impact in the community. In a typical year, approximately 40 non-profits will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. For more information visit LTVA.org.