Koch seeks to advance progress through mutual benefit and the belief that all people are capable of extraordinary things. Working in collaboration with grantees, Koch focuses on expanding opportunity through education, mentoring and job skills development. We prioritize enhancing the communities where we live and operate.
Application timeline and process:
Koch offers an annual open-solicitation period opening August 5 and closing September 15. Eligible charitable organizations should apply prior to September 15 for funding consideration for the following calendar year. Organizations will be notified of selection prior to December 31.
To apply for grant funding:
- Organizations should be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) charitable organization, accredited school or government subdivision supporting the greater Wichita area.
- The organization must not be seeking support for any of the below:
- Individual support (for-profit business start-up, personal need, tuition support)
- Support for a political cause, candidate, legislative lobbying or advocacy effort
- A church, religious denomination or religious/theological school
- A social, alumni or fraternal organization serving a limited constituency
- Chronic disease or end-of-life care
- Animal-related programs
Philanthropic focus areas:
Proposals for funding will be considered should the program, event or campaign make a significant and innovative impact in one of the below areas:
- Youth Development
- Workforce Development
- Community Development and Engagement
- Environment and Public Safety
Available grant funds will be awarded based on proposals that align within the above priorities. Effective applications should consider:
- What programs does your organization currently offer? Provide additional detail on the program related to the request for support.
- Who is the target population?
- How is the program/event meeting a key community need? Is the approach unique and innovative?
- How do you define success? What are your key indicators of progress?
- Does your program or organization collaborate with other institutions?