The Charles Koch Foundation partners with social entrepreneurs to drive societal progress through academic research and innovations that help all learners unlock their potential.

Our work focuses on removing barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their potential. This moves our society toward one of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their lives.

Our Guiding Values

  • Equal Rights
    Equal rights and respecting the dignity of every person.
    Everyone has the potential to contribute in society if they have the right mindset and material support.
  • Mutual Benefit
    People succeed by helping others improve their lives.
    Let’s find win-win solutions that truly help every person rise.
  • Openness
    Openness to people, ideas, goods, and services.
    We all benefit when we embrace differences and expand inclusion.
  • Self-actualization
    Empowering people to realize their unique potential.
    Everyone has a gift — let’s help them discover and develop it.

About Charles Koch

Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies. An influential philanthropist for more than 50 years, he supports education, a community of organizations addressing persistent poverty, and public-policy research focused on developing effective solutions to societal problems. He has founded numerous nonprofit organizations, including Stand Together. He holds two master’s degrees in nuclear and chemical engineering from MIT and lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, Liz.

About Stand Together

The Charles Koch Foundation is a member of the Stand Together community. Stand Together empowers people dedicated to helping others improve their lives, believing that we can all make a greater difference uniting together than by acting on our own.

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