Empowered people remove the barriers that prevent them and other Americans from realizing their unique potential. We support them by inspiring a new generation of social entrepreneurs working across the key institutions of society: education, communities, business, and government.
We believe in people. People are not problems. People are problem solvers.
We have a holistic approach to support — we work with our partners to identify their needs, and we bring our capabilities to scale their positive impact. In addition to grantmaking and talent development, we offer support with networking, communications, management consulting, fundraising, and much more.
Discover Our Programs
Koch Internship ProgramThe Koch Internship Program combines individualized education with hands-on work experience to empower social entrepreneurs to drive their own careers and make a positive contribution right away.
Koch Associate ProgramThe Koch Associate Program invests in the rising generation of leaders our society needs — social entrepreneurs who will create solutions, who seek to break the barriers that stand in the way of all people realizing their potential.
Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism FellowshipThe year-long Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship is for early-career professionals who are aspiring future leaders in the industry.
Criminal JusticePublic safety, human dignity, equal justice
Economic OpportunityAn economy that works for everyone
EducationEnable all people to unlock their potential
Foreign PolicyRealism and restraint
Free Speech & PeaceProtecting diversity of views and promoting courageous collaboration across difference
Health CareGreater access. Better health.
ImmigrationSharing the American experience
Technology & InnovationEmbracing dynamism and experimentation
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Free Speech & Peace
Social healing against the odds
Journalist Krista Tippett on better conversations, connecting civil society, and the real state of the nation
Accelerating individualized education
What would it look like to offer every child opportunities for an education tailored to that child’s specific potential?