Charles Koch Foundation

The Charles Koch Foundation was established in 1980 by Charles G. Koch in order to advance social progress and well-being through the study and advancement of economic freedom. Through the Foundation’s history, it has supported the study of economic freedom through grant giving and support for professional education programs.

Through its giving, the Foundation primarily supports research and higher education programs that analyze the impact of free societies, in particular how they advance the well-being of mankind. Building on this knowledge, the Charles Koch Foundation fosters the partnership of scientists and practitioners in order to integrate theory and practice. By doing so, the Foundation strives to develop market-based tools that enable individuals, institutions, and societies to survive and prosper.

The Foundation also supports two of the Charles Koch Institute’s professional education programs: the Koch Associate Program and the Koch Internship Program. Originally run by the Foundation, these programs are now administered by the Charles Koch Institute.

For examples of the Foundation’s grants, please visit the Our Giving page and find out more about how we support higher education, research, and professional education programs.

To learn more about the importance of economic freedom, visit Facebook and watch the video on how economic freedom impacts your quality of life.

The Charles Koch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants from the Charles Koch Foundation are made only to charitable organizations as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Click here to view our 990 forms.