K–12 Education Research Grants

K–12 Education Research Grants

We fund scholarships, research on K–12 education, teacher and curriculum support, and community non-profits that help children reach their full potential.

Every student deserves access to a high-quality education to develop the aptitude, character, knowledge, and skills they need to find fulfillment and earn success. To reach that goal, we need to examine what and how students learn, and how policies can affect families’ abilities to find the education that’s right for them. The Charles Koch Foundation supports these efforts through scholarships, research on K–12 education, teacher and curriculum support, and funding for community non-profits that help children reach their full potential.

People Making a Difference

Our Giving Standards and Principles

Our giving standards and principles guide our long-standing commitment to academic independence and openness.

Faculty call the shots.

Behind each of our grants is a scholar with a vision. Their freedom to drive their research wherever it may take them is essential to the discovery that we hope results from our support.

Schools provide the academic environment.

We’re excited to support hundreds of schools ranging from small liberal arts colleges to state research universities to Ivy League schools. Each grant we make follows the school’s standard procedures when it comes to hiring, curriculum, peer review, and other policies.

Openness brings opportunities.

To help make potential grantees aware of opportunities, we share news of all our major gifts. This knowledge sharing improves collaboration, offering others the possibility to build on the work of the scholars we support.

Society benefits.

The scholars we support are tackling some of the toughest challenges of our time and preparing students for success in a dynamic future. The goal of our philanthropy is to improve society. As scholars’ discoveries guide the path forward on criminal justice reform, free expression, foreign policy, technology and innovation, economic opportunity, and other pressing challenges, society progresses.

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