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.
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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund's Center for Advancing Opportunity
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Rick Aguilar | A SkillsUSA Success Story
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Johns Hopkins’ Ashley Berner is rethinking America's school system in the context of other countries.
10-03-2018 01:00pm Johns Hopkins’ Ashley Berner is rethinking America's school system in the context of other countries. Johns Hopkins’ Ashley Berner says that other democracies fund all types of schools, including religious ones. Why we don’t is a historical artifact that Berner is keen to challenge. Learn 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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    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.

03-25-2019 11:03am

Charles Koch Foundation Issues Supplementary Foreign Policy Request for Proposals

The Charles Koch Foundation announced today that it will fund a series of grants to support research projects that explore viable solutions to accomplish United States objectives in Afghanistan and Syria.

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03-21-2019 07:03am

George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government Announces New Research Grant

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government announced that it has received a gift of $1.1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation.

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03-18-2019 11:03am

USC Dornsife Program to Give Ph.D. Students Chance to Discuss Emerging U.S.-Asia Issues

University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science has launched an interdisciplinary predoctoral exchange program to give young scholars studying international relations, history, or economics the opportunity to collaborate with peers and receive mentoring.

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