Requests for Proposals

Requests for Proposals

The Charles Koch Foundation focuses on a select number of programs that support social progress, well-being, and long-term prosperity. In addition to welcoming new ideas for these topics, we also invite general research proposals.

For a sample of the projects that the Foundation has recently supported, read our Annual Giving Report

We support research on pressing issues.

Criminal Justice & Policing Reform

We support research that emphasizes human dignity and enhances public safety, particularly focusing on reducing overcriminalization, recidivism, and barriers to second chances for ex-offenders.

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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.

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Foreign Policy

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

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Economic Freedom

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

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Technology & Innovation

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

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Corporate Welfare Reform

Corporate welfare takes many forms but typically involves government-granted advantage or privilege over current or future competitors, often with negative unintended consequences.

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Foundations of Well-Being

Well-being is a critical topic with broad implications for how individuals and societies organize to maximize human fulfillment and welfare.

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Grantee Spotlights

Our grantees examine issues that matter and propose solutions to help people improve their lives.

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