Educational Opportunities

Are you passionate about creating educational experiences that help learners understand how to apply critical ideas beyond the classroom? Do you hope to foster critical inquiry and open dialogue among students from different backgrounds and viewpoints? Then the Charles Koch Foundation would like to hear from you. We are excited to support educational programs that … Continued

Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East

The Charles Koch Foundation is pleased to launch this request for proposals for grants to support research and other activities on important foreign policy issues confronting the United States today. Given the changing nature of the world around us, the United States needs a foreign policy that prioritizes our national interests and productive engagement with … Continued

The Future of America’s Alliances

The Charles Koch Foundation is pleased to launch this request for proposals for grants to support research and other activities on important foreign policy issues confronting the United States today. Given the changing nature of the world around us, the United States needs a foreign policy that prioritizes our national interests and productive engagement with … Continued

Postsecondary Education

We partner with individuals and organizations that help students unlock their potential by making postsecondary education more effective, accessible, and adaptable to each learner’s unique potential. The way we think about learning after high school has remained strikingly similar for well over half a century, despite advances in learning science and the emergence of new … Continued

Health Care Research

Quality, affordable, and accessible health care is vital for people to pursue healthy and meaningful lives. In the span of just a few generations, scientific advances and technological innovations have brought significant improvements in medicine, making possible many things once presumed impossible. Unfortunately, public policy has stifled innovation in both the delivery of health care … Continued

Trade Policy Research

Free trade promotes economic growth and respects the freedom of people to cooperate across borders. Widespread and enduring progress requires the voluntary exchange of goods, ideas, and services. Open and competitive markets give people access to the best possible opportunities and generate more prosperity for the United States than protectionism. This vision requires reassessing trade … Continued

General Proposals

The Charles Koch Foundation supports research that spurs social progress, contributing to a society of mutual benefit. Although we invite proposals for a select number of issues, we encourage proposals for any research that shares the goals and vision of the Foundation. General Grant Opportunities The Charles Koch Foundation supports proposals from individuals seeking innovative solutions. … Continued

An Open Letter Regarding Higher Education

In 2005, a forward-thinking Ivy League professor envisioned a powerful antidote to the polarization that now afflicts our society. He created a program that allowed students to interact freely with a diversity of ideas. It encouraged them to consider and evaluate alternate points of view—even if they didn’t ultimately find the ideas persuasive. The cornerstone … Continued

UNCF/Koch Scholars Program

Since 2014, the Charles Koch Foundation has partnered with the United Negro College Fund and Koch Industries to support students interested in studying entrepreneurship and developing their own unique talents. Supported by a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries, the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program offers African-American students financial assistance, academic and business mentoring, and networking … Continued

SkillsUSA: Educating the Next Generation of Inventors

What qualifies as a good education? The answer depends on the person—his or her unique talents, interests, and experiences. The Charles Koch Foundation supports educational programs that help students and parents find their own path to becoming the best people they can be. Many students find their passion by working with their hands as well … Continued