Individuals Making an Impact | Social Entrepreneurs

Individuals Making an Impact | Social Entrepreneurs

The Charles Koch Foundation supports social entrepreneurs and principled leaders who help others improve their lives.

Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the freedom and opportunity to do so. That’s why, more than 50 years ago, Charles G. Koch began supporting higher education. The Charles Koch Foundation, founded in 1980, continues this work by funding research and education that helps people expand their horizons, develop skills, and help others.

Koch UNCF participants

UNCF/Koch Scholars Program | Empowering Students to Become Entrepreneurs

The UNCF/Koch Scholars study how Principled Entrepreneurship™, innovation, and economic thinking contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and society.

10-07-2020 04:54pm

A young superstar’s quest: to unlock her own potential, and inspire others

“I don’t know for sure what I’ll be doing in the future, but I do know that I am passionate about law, education, and policy,” Smith said. “I can advocate for people, be a voice. In everything I do, I keep moving toward that light.”

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09-08-2020 01:35pm

More than just a degree

Since 2014, the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program (UKSP) has awarded thousands of scholarships to first generation, low-income Black students who have a passion for developing an entrepreneurial mindset and applying it to all aspects of life. But helping individuals is not what most impresses UNCF’s president and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax about the program. For Lomax, the biggest upside is UKSP’s focus on enriching communities, not just individuals.

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08-18-2020 01:45pm

Americans are less polarized than we think

Samantha Moore-Berg found that left- and right-leaning Americans’ views are, in fact, often more alike than they realize. But the more they feel the other side is hostile and dismissive toward them, the wider they believe the gaps between their positions to be.

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