The Charles Koch Foundation Supports University of New Orleans’ Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute

Last Spring, the University of New Orleans (UNO) launched the Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, led by Chris Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy and director of the university’s honors program. The new institute brings together scholars to examine the role entrepreneurship can play in providing solutions to issues affecting urban environments throughout the United States, with a specific focus on communities of color.

The Charles Koch Foundation has given $1.4 million to support the Institute’s initiatives. The grant will provide support for faculty costs, expand existing support for community partners, and create additional opportunities for the general UNO campus community—including lectures, weekend seminars, undergraduate research support, and faculty research support. The Foundation’s grant will also help launch a new scholarship program for students from the communities central to the Institute’s mission.

Read the full grant agreement here.

09-22-2020 01:00pm

New center at University of Nebraska will explore the changing relationship between law and technology and how it impacts society

The University of Nebraska has announced two new grants, one each from the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and the Menard family, that will support the university’s newly-launched Governance and Technology Center.

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09-18-2020 03:00pm

Ball State empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators

Ball State University will enhance its efforts to empower the country’s next generation of leaders and innovators with a new $1.55 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and a $5 million grant from the Menard family. 

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09-17-2020 03:10pm

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to expand constitutional studies program

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will use two new grants to expand its Center for Constitutional Studies and enhance students’ opportunities to engage in research, coursework, and programming about First Amendment rights. 

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