Charles Koch's Commitment to Higher Education
Charles Koch's Commitment to Higher Education Read the full letter
We're working to understand what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it.
We're working to understand what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. Learn More
We're supporting criminal justice research at Arizona State University. Learn more about this university center and professor Erik Luna.
We're supporting criminal justice research at Arizona State University. Learn more about this university center and professor Erik Luna. Learn More
Rick Aguilar may have found and developed his skills in prison, but SkillsUSA gave him new opportunities when he was released.
Rick Aguilar may have found and developed his skills in prison, but SkillsUSA gave him new opportunities when he was released. Rick Aguilar was facing ten years in prison. There, he learned and developed his skills and found new opportunities through SkillsUSA after his release. 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
How do innocent people end up behind bars? Duke University professor Brandon Garrett explains.
How do innocent people end up behind bars? Duke University professor Brandon Garrett explains. Read the Story

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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.

10-15-2018 01:10pm

University of Dallas Expands Alternative Teacher Certification Program

The University of Dallas has announced expansion of its Alternative Teacher Certification Program, providing scholarships for up to 100 K-12 teachers.

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10-12-2018 04:10pm

How Ohio State Researchers Are Improving Understanding of Drug Issues and Impacts

Less than a year ago, The Ohio State University founded an interdisciplinary center to study the issues and impacts surrounding the policies and practices related to illicit drugs. Their scholarly impact in the months following is evident in the emerging writing, teaching, and discussion.

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10-12-2018 11:10am

Foundation Supports New OZY Series, Take on America

Digital news and culture magazine OZY has launched Take on America, a new prime time series providing participants an opportunity to take a pause from the growing polarization by joining town hall meetings across the country.

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