General Grant 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

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity

Our Shared Vision People living in high-poverty areas with a dearth of good schools know all too well the challenges their communities face. But outside experts, however well intentioned, often ignore these local voices in their search for fixes. The Charles Koch Foundation’s partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is designed to redress … Continued