Corporate Responsibility

Uniquely motivated to give back

Corporate responsibility is everyone’s responsibility at American Century Investments.

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 life-saving medical research. This Prosper with Purpose® model is a source of pride and inspiration for every American Century employee. 

Impact in Our Communities

Employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities and support their commitments by participating in non-profit 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 match up to
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.  

American Century Foundation has granted
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. At a corporate level, we are focused on:

  • employee engagement, evidenced by continued BRG expansion,
  • talent development, including new hiring practices and commitments, and
  • community partnerships centered on social justice reform.


racially diverse corporate board*

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.

Download our corporate responsibility report

*as of 12/31/2020

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice.

A strategy or emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio. Therefore, the portfolio may underperform or perform differently than other portfolios that do not have an ESG investment focus. A portfolio's ESG investment focus may also result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that perform differently or maintain a different risk profile than the market generally or compared to underlying holdings that are not screened for ESG standards.