Koch Family Foundations and Philanthropy

The Bill of Rights Institute works to educate young people about the
words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in
our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue
to affect and shape a free society. Among the organization's many
donors are the Charles Koch Foundation, David H. Koch
and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.

For more than half a century, the foundations and the individual giving of Koch family members have contributed to many beneficial organizations and causes.

Beginning with the creation of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation in 1953, Koch family foundations and philanthropy today include the Charles Koch Foundation, the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation and the Koch Cultural Trust. Their history of sustained giving, and focus on advancing liberty and freedom, has created opportunity throughout the world.

Progress. Prosperity. Well-Being.

Koch family foundations and philanthropy are grounded in the belief that free societies are the best generators of social progress, sustainable prosperity and well-being for all. This is possible in a system that allows people the freedom to pursue their own interests within beneficial rules of just conduct, while demonstrating personal responsibility.

Areas of Interest

Each Koch family foundation is managed independently, accepting applications and awarding grants separately.
Areas of interest vary and include:

  • Fostering entrepreneurship
  • Arts and culture
  • Research & education
  • Environmental stewardship
  • At-risk youth
  • Medical research
  • Human services

Geographic Reach


View an interactive map that illustrates some of the many organizations and causes supported by Koch family foundations and philanthropy.