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We believe that America’s challenges are best addressed by bottom-up solutions that revitalize the key institutions of society: business, communities, education, and government.

What We Do

We partner with social entrepreneurs with passion and personal knowledge in their subject area and deep belief in the dignity of all people. We seek out partners who share our vision of a society based on equal rights, mutual benefit, openness, and self-actualization.

We have a holistic view of partnership — we come alongside social entrepreneurs and ask how we can empower them. This could be in the form of a transformational grant or a talent partnership with our educational programs. But our support doesn’t stop there.

“Our partnership experience has been fantastic — CKI has been supportive in every way, including trusting us to determine our strategy and do our work. That’s something I’ve really appreciated about their approach — they trust the folks on the ground to make the right calls about how to have an impact.”

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If you are a social entrepreneur with an innovative, bottom-up solution to society’s challenges, we want to hear from you.

Requests for Proposals

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Foreign Policy

Request for Proposals: Veterans’ Issues

Veterans have faithfully served their country, but often face obstacles when returning home from war or transitioning to civilian life. Despite recent legislative reforms, veterans still struggle with access to timely and effective healthcare. Lasting improvement in this area will require objective, reliable research to inform policy decisions and ensure reform is not based on anecdotes or insufficient information.
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Foreign Policy

Navigating U.S.-Russia Relations

If peaceful and more cooperative relations are to be restored between the two countries, a significant change in the status quo is required.
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Foreign Policy

Trade

The Charles Koch Institute seeks to partner with scholars and organizations interested in understanding issues related to trade policy, including the social and economic benefits of free trade, as well as defining and addressing true national-security threats and illiberal trade practices.
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Foreign Policy

Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East

As political will mounts to leave foreign conflicts and bring American troops home, policymakers must grapple with exit strategies and the lessons learned from the last few decades of engagement.
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The Future of America’s Alliances

Given problems with burden-sharing and conflicting interests, U.S. policymakers should reevaluate the costs and benefits of the U.S.’s security commitments.
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Executive-Legislative Relations and War Powers

As the underlying legal authorities for American activities in Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere attract increasing scrutiny, policymakers must appreciate the need for appropriate oversight and accountability over the power to commence, fund, and finish hostilities.
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Foreign Policy

Managing Relations with China

As Washington, DC gears up for an era of “Great Power Competition” with China, academics and policymakers should ask whether the underlying assumption that these two states are destined for conflict is true.
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Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation Research Grants

Technological advances have transformed the human experience and led to vast increases in societal well-being. Such advances are best enabled by an environment that does not hinder technological progress and a culture that welcomes innovation.
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Free Speech & Peace

Free Speech & Peace Research Grants

Embracing differences helps people grow as individuals and leads to new ideas and innovations that improve everyone’s lives. A culture that inspires courageous collaborations, free speech, and free expression, allows people to peacefully exchange ideas and meaningfully engage with people who have differing views. The Charles Koch Institute requests proposals for research, programmatic support, or education activities related to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it.
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Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Grants

A government’s most important task is to secure the rights and liberties of its citizens—in part, by providing for the common defense. For this reason, the United States should maintain a strong military to keep America safe, prosperous, and free.
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