Our Supported Scholars & Organizations

Our Supported Scholars & Organizations

The Charles Koch Foundation supports scholars and non-profits working to understand how to create a society of mutual benefit where people succeed by helping others improve their lives.

The Charles Koch Foundation grants funding to scholars, students, and partners developing creative solutions that empower individuals to transform their lives and to improve society. From defending First Amendment freedoms in today’s digital age to bridging the gap between academia and criminal justice reform, our grantees are creating real-world change.

Grantee Spotlight

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

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.

More Grantee Stories

05-05-2021 09:53am

My experience: Shirley

Shirley is a mother who wants to advance her career and further her education while working a job and caring for her family.

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05-03-2021 08:48am

College for the new majority

Founded in 2012, PelotonU supports individuals as they work full-time and earn an accredited, marketable credential.

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04-28-2021 08:48am

SkillUp coalition mobilizes to get 1 million Americans back to work 

Rather than guide workers back into their old jobs, SkillUp empowers workers to pursue high-growth opportunities.

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