Chronicle Op-Ed: All College Giving Should Be Held to the Same Standard

Writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Director of University Relations John Hardin discusses the giving standards that the Charles Koch Foundation follows and invites readers to examine the real benefits our grants provide to the schools, professors, and students we support. As he writes:

“We are committed to supporting colleges because they are an essential contributor to a thriving society. They’re where students learn to be critical thinkers and where scholars have the freedom to study society’s most pressing problems. Our grants are intended to reinforce an atmosphere of open inquiry and respectful challenge that is essential to the development of new ideas.”

Read the full op-ed. 

04-06-2020 03:31pm

Letter from Ryan Stowers: In the face of crisis, CKF partners and grantees provide innovative solutions

Emergent Ventures, OpenStax, ACUE and numerous other CKF partners are demonstrating that people can do extraordinary things, especially when they come together in response to crisis and think innovatively to create solutions.

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03-30-2020 04:44pm

Wanted: New ideas to address the new pandemic

The Mercatus Center’s Emergent Ventures, which supports entrepreneurs and thinkers trying to meaningfully improve society, is awarding more than $1 million in prize money for cutting-edge work on COVID-19.

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03-24-2020 12:38pm

Charles Koch Foundation raises concern over call to intimidate scholars as courses move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

"Targeting, intimidating, and otherwise attempting to silence academics chills the open exchange of ideas and, in turn, chokes off progress."

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