The American Century Championship has a long history of supporting worthy causes. Since 1990, it has raised nearly $5 million supporting numerous charities. Previous beneficiaries include the 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.
Though many have experienced bumps, maybe some sharp turns in recent months, the 2020 tournament will play on to support critical causes that we and many others are passionate about, including the Equal Justice Initiative, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund and the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.
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.