At the Charles Koch Foundation, we’ve worked to help people improve their lives by advancing an understanding of the benefits of free societies since our founding in 1980. We support education and research that facilitates dialogue and sparks innovation, creating opportunities for people to thrive.
History of the Foundation
For more than 50 years, Charles G. Koch has supported students and scholars who are focused on improving people’s lives. The Charles Koch Foundation was created to continue this support through academic grants and educational initiatives. Later, the Charles Koch Institute formed as a separate organization dedicated specifically to educating the next generation of professional leaders.
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.
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