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With our community involvement and philanthropic endeavors, we seek to make society better through mutual benefit that gives people the opportunity to flourish. Through a multitude of programs and initiatives, we work to help people discover, develop and unleash their true potential while removing barriers to opportunity in their lives and in our communities.

Our focus.

We focus on creating the best possible environment where all people can develop their unique talents and abilities – empowering them to transform their lives, their work and their communities. Since 2018, we’ve averaged more than 2,000 charitable contributions per year – contributing in nearly every U.S. state as well as in countries around the world.

Enhancing Education

Enhancing Education

We support an environment where students are able to discover, develop and apply their unique abilities, establishing a foundation for a life of contribution and fulfillment. We partner with programs and institutions that support scholarships for qualifying students and offer curriculums that empower scholars to excel as well as organizations that elevate and provide skilled and technical training.

SPOTLIGHT | Empowered

This real-world, hands-on curriculum inspires high school students to discover what they’re good at and apply it beyond the classroom to achieve success.

Youth Development

Youth Development

Helping others find their innate gifts, passions and best path forward can make a life-changing difference. We’re honored to partner with organizations that do just that. We support community-based initiatives that help young people unlock their full potential through mentorship, educational support and social-emotional skill development.

SPOTLIGHT | Rise Up for Youth

This grassroots organization mentors and inspires youth to stay clear of gangs and violence, graduate high school and discover new, rewarding paths.

Strengthening Workforce

Strengthening Workforce

We support partnerships that seek to develop a skilled workforce ready to continuously adapt to a rapidly changing world. We seek to empower entrepreneurs to launch and grow businesses, provide alternative educational opportunities for rapid skill development and remove barriers to entry for traditional employment opportunities.

SPOTLIGHT | Catalyte

This breakthrough web development training program gives candidates the experience they need to succeed as software developers.

Uplifting Communities

Uplifting Communities

We serve as an active and engaged community partner by developing effective and collaborative relationships with partners as well as contributing ideas and bottom-up solutions that lead to healthier communities. Through financial and employee volunteer support, we seek to do our part to strengthen all the places we call home.

SPOTLIGHT | Habitat for Humanity

Our employees volunteer to help construct houses that offer stability and self-reliance for the deserving families who purchase them.

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Our partners.

We believe that all people are capable of extraordinary things. Here are a few of the ways we’re working to improve lives in our communities.

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Let’s Stand Together

Stand Together is a philanthropic community of social entrepreneurs, business leaders and organizations that empower people dedicated to helping other improve their lives. Koch’s support for Stand Together helps them identify, vet and create organizations that discover innovative ways to remove barriers in education, business, communities and government so every person can rise. Stand Together partners with these groups by offering tools and resources to dramatically increase their effectiveness and scale. Because we can all make a greater difference by uniting together than by acting on our own.

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Watch this video to discover The Phoenix, a Stand Together catalyst organization where 48 hours of sobriety is all it takes to get your life, and your life’s purpose, back on track.

Some more of the partners we support.

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Empowered

Founded by Liz and Charles Koch to support and empower teachers, Empowered’s community and methodology are dedicated to transforming classrooms, careers and communities.

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Convoy of Hope

Since 2008, we’ve donated more than $6 million in essential goods to this humanitarian organization that provides consumer products and supplies for emergencies and disaster relief.

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Code.org

Our grants provide educators professional learning to teach computer science through Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to making computer science education accessible to more K-12 students.

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Rise Up for Youth

We partner with this transformative organization that mentors and inspires young, at-risk men and women to graduate high school and discover new, rewarding paths.

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mikeroweWORKS

Our partnership with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation helps support programs teaching job skills that prepare students for success, including an emphasis on work-ethic education.

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GoCreate

We fund membership and training assistance at GoCreate, a high-tech maker and collaboration lab on the Wichita State University campus that is open to people of all skills and ages.

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Empower

Our partnership with Empower provides educational, business development and family support opportunities to a largely Hispanic community located in Wichita, Kansas.

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Habitat for Humanity

We’ve contributed more than 70,000 volunteer hours and $1.5 million to build more than 35 homes. All to help remove barriers to opportunity for the most vulnerable.

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Engaged Detroit

Our support helps empower parents who homeschool their children with the learning tools they need to succeed – including one-on-one coaching and field trips.

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Our people.

We don’t stop creating value when we clock out. Many of our employees are actively involved in initiatives that empower their communities and society.

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Koch Pro Bono Initiative

Discover how attorneys at Koch are providing free legal assistance such as record expungements and restoring driver's licenses for those who can’t afford to pay – as well as case review support for Innocence Projects across the United States.

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Invention Convention

Helping young inventors further explore and develop their ideas, while equipping them with the necessary skills to create and innovate ideas to benefit society, is what the Invention Convention experience is all about. It’s also why Koch employees partner with these young inventors to help them advance their ideas.

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Making it personal.

Beyond our corporate charitable investments, Charles Koch and the late David Koch have personally given more than $2.4 billion to worthwhile causes. Likewise, the entire Koch family is committed to helping people better their lives. These organizations help fund initiatives dedicated to societal progress, cancer research, medical centers and cultural enrichment.

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Koch Family Foundation

We promote the arts and education in Kansas and inspire new generations to make lasting contributions.

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Charles Koch Foundation

We support academic research that helps solve societal challenges and educational opportunities to allow students to unlock their full potential.

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Charles Koch Institute

We invest in creating real, tangible and scaleable solutions to America’s most pressing problems.

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David H. Koch Foundation

We enrich the lives of individuals around the world through science, medicine, education, public policy and the arts.

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Stand Together Ventures

We accelerate the impact of Stand Together’s work to transform lives and communities through music, events and partnerships with key cultural and business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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More ways we empower people.

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Battling Injustice

Equal justice. Dignity. Opportunity. Through initiatives that address racial, economic and criminal justice, as well as educational opportunity, we support hundreds of individuals and organizations that seek to break down the barriers that hold people back from realizing their full potential.

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Koch Scholars

When it comes to creating value and achieving human potential, a good education often sets the trajectory for great things to come. Every year, we support hundreds of exceptional students through academic and skilled trade scholarships – helping them discover and develop their passions and potential.

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Timely stories of helping others.

Here are some of the latest ways we’re removing barriers, fostering opportunity and helping people achieve their potential in the spirit of mutual benefit.