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American Century Investments Foundation Grant

Grants to Missouri, California, and New York Nonprofits
for Community Development in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation - American Century Investments Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/04/17 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to Missouri, California, and New York nonprofits for sustainable and innovative programs and projects that foster community growth in the funding service areas. The Foundation prefers to grant money to organizations based in the communities where American Century Investments® employees live and work, including Kansas City, Missouri; Mountain View, California; and New York, New York.

Preference will be given to organizations demonstrating strong leadership and successful programming and in which 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179198

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Note: American Century Investments® is unable to provide financial products or in-kind services directly to individual organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Procedures for Grant Seekers:
Applicants should first review their organization's Nonprofit Profile to ensure that all information is current. Access the profile here: For questions about updating an organizational profile or having Reviewed status, please contact the Donor Relations and Education Team (contact info below).

All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through the internet grant application module (iGAM).

Application deadlines will be on:
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Internet Grant Application Module (iGAM):

Technical questions relating to iGAM:
Phone: 816.627.3452

Donor Relations and Education Team:
Phone: 816.842.0388

Grant application assistance:
American Century Investments Foundation
Phone: 816.627.3468

General Contact Info:
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816.842.0944
Toll-Free: 866.719.7886
Fax: 816.842.8079

Grant Coverage Areas:

Missouri: Kansas City
California: Mountain View
New York: New York City

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California;   Missouri;   New York

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