Charles Koch's Commitment to Higher Education
Charles Koch's Commitment to Higher Education Read the full letter
No Laughing Matter | Comedy, Free Expression, and Censorship
No Laughing Matter | Comedy, Free Expression, and Censorship Read More
Life After Prison | New research offers insights into the barriers faced by recently released prisoners
Life After Prison | New research offers insights into the barriers faced by recently released prisoners Read More
Empowering the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs
Empowering the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs How American University's Entrepreneurship Incubator is helping students develop businesses that are bettering the world. Read More
Turning Dreams into Reality: UNCF/Koch Scholars
Turning Dreams into Reality: UNCF/Koch Scholars "My interest in economics is: How do we improve people’s lives? If I have to go against mainstream thinking, I don’t care." Watch the Video Read About Our Partnership

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Education creates opportunity and drives progress. The Foundation grants funding to scholars, students, and partners developing creative solutions that empower individuals to transform their lives and to improve society.

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  • Criminal Justice Reform

    We believe that a criminal justice system focused on human dignity is the best way to keep our communities safe.

  • Toleration & Free Speech

    We support research, educational programs, and dialogue focused on enabling a more tolerant society through modeling civil discourse and protecting press freedom.

  • Foreign Policy

    We support new voices and sound scholarship that speak to America's enduring interests and policies that will make our country safer.

  • Economic Freedom

    We support research on the barriers that prevent people from working, innovating, and creating value for themselves and their communities.

  • Technology & Innovation

    We support scholars who are examining the barriers to innovation in myriad areas, from transportation and health care to online communication.

  • K–12 Education

    We fund scholarships, research on K–12 education, teacher and curriculum support, and community non-profits that help children reach their full potential.

Charles Koch

It became clear to me, as I studied the ideas that shaped human history, that virtually everybody has the ability to learn, contribute and succeed if given the opportunity to do so. As I absorbed and applied these ideas, they transformed my life and enabled me to accomplish more than I ever dreamed possible. That success made me want to help as many people as possible to do the same.

Charles G. Koch
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In the News

The latest news about the Charles Koch Foundation, our scholars, and our giving.

08-15-2019 03:28pm

ICYMI: Charles Koch and Brian Hooks on Empowering Others

Charles Koch, founder of the Charles Koch Foundation, and Brian Hooks, president of the Charles Koch Foundation, recently co-wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for a bottom-up approach to today’s challenges

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08-13-2019 08:39am

Charles Koch Discusses His Approach to Philanthropy on The Tim Ferriss Show

Charles Koch, founder of the Charles Koch Foundation, was recently featured on The Tim Ferriss Show, a podcast selected as the “Best of” Apple Podcasts three years in a row.

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08-02-2019 11:01am

Charles Koch Foundation Supports Bowling Green State University PPEL Program

Bowling Green State University recently announced plans to expand offerings within its Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law major, which provides students with an integrated curriculum that draws on the methods and insights of those disciplines.

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