Koch Family Foundations


Koch Family Foundations

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Background

The Koch Family has spent more than ExxonMobil in order to fund organizations and projects questioning mainstream science behind man-made climate change. Greenpeace has put that total at over $88 million to 80 groups denying climate change since 1997[1]

The Koch Family Foundations include the David H. Koch Foundation, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, and the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation (disbanded as of 2013), and the Knowledge and Progress Fund.

The Koch brothers — Charles and the late David Koch — are the co-owners of Koch Industries, the largest privately-owned energy company in the United States. According to the Koch Family Foundations website, “Koch family foundations and philanthropy are grounded in the belief that free societies are the greatest generators of social progress, sustainable prosperity and well-being.” David Koch passed away on August 23, 2019. [16]

Other lesser-known Koch foundations include the Koch Cultural Trust (formerly the Kansas Cultural Trust), The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, and the Charles Koch Institute. [2]

Charles Koch leads the foundation that shares his name, while Charles and his family also sat on the board of the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, which was led by Richard Fink. Charles also leads the Knowledge and Progress Fund, of which Fink is President. 

DeSmogBlog 's special 2012 report, “Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax” (PDF), compiled by computer scientist John R. Mashey provides insight into Koch's funding of the climate change skeptic network at the time. [14] In addition to his own foundation, David H. Koch also serves on the boards of the Cato Instute, the Reason Foundation, and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. [3]

The Center for Media and Democracy's SourceWatch reports how the Koch Foundations also have ties to DonorsTrust, a “donor-advised fund” which obscures the identity of individual donors. Mother Jones called DonorsTrust “the dark-money ATM of the conservative movement.” According to SourceWatch, the Koch brothers are “are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN).” [4][5] 

report by the Center for Public Integrity lists a number of DonorsTrust funders that also have ties to the Koch brothers including the Knowledge and Progress Fund, one of the group's largest known contributors, which donated nearly $9 million from 2005 to 2012. Other contributors known to have donated at least $1 million to DonorsTrust include the Richard and Helen DeVos FoundationDonald & Paula Smith Family FoundationSearle Freedom TrustLynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation[6]

Koch Family Foundation 990s

In addition to the below documents, see the GreenPeace Polluterwatch project's archive of Koch Foundation 990 forms here.

David H. Koch Foundation (EIN 48-0926946)

The Koch Family Foundations website describes David Koch as a “passionate believer in free societies,” who has funded “research and education programs that analyze how freedom creates prosperity and advances social progress.” 

990 Forms

 

Charles G. Koch Foundation (EIN 48-0918408)

990 Forms

 

Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation (EIN 48-0935563)

* The Claude R. Lambe Charitable foundation disbanded in March, 2013. See their last-filed 2013 Form 990 for details.

990 Forms

 

Knowledge and Progress Fund (EIN 54-1899251)

990 Forms

 

Charles Koch Institute (EIN 27-4967732)

The Charles Koch Institute was established in 2011 and is active in the area of professional education, research and training programs for careers in advancing economic freedom. It runs the Koch Internship Program, the Koch Associate Program, and [email protected]

According to their website, “Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies.” [7]

The Charles Koch Institute's 2013 990 form (PDF) states that their mission is the “advancement of liberty and economic freedom by educating students in a classroom.” [8]

990 Forms

 

Fred and Mary Koch Foundation (EIN 48-6113560)

The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation currently supports “the arts, youth development programs and education” in Kansas. [15]

990 Forms

 

Stance on Climate Change

As reported by Greenpeace, The Koch Family has contributed at least $88,810,770 million to fund organizations and projects questioning mainstream science behind man-made climate change since 1997. [1]

Funding Highlights

The following information is based on a combination of research by Greenpeace USA, data from the Conservative Transparency Project, and original research by DeSmog with data from 1986 to 2018. Some organizations have been excluded, however can be found in the full list in the attached spreadsheet below. [1] 

*Note that values prior to 1998 cannot be independently verified by DeSmog, as original 990 forms are not available. 1997 and prior values are based on Conservative Transparency's archived dataThose totals can be filtered out in the attached spreadsheet of Koch Foundation Funding by year (.xlsx) if desired.

Recipient Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Charles Koch Institute Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation David H. Koch Charitable Foundation Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation Knowledge and Progress Fund David H. Koch (Direct Donations) Koch Companies Public Sector (Koch Subsidiary Grand Total (1986 – 2018)
Cato Institute $8,341,968 $240,450 $10,217,350 $4,043,240         $22,843,008
Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) $674,484   $5,700,375 $6,206,853         $12,581,712
Bill of Rights Institute $8,303,946 $90,869   $300,000 $2,904,500 $150,000     $11,749,315
Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas $2,817,842 $7,500     $5,388,035       $8,213,377
Fidelity Charitable $6,973,000               $6,973,000
Americans for Prosperity $661,981 $199,862 $4,693,225 $1,000,000         $6,555,068
Heritage Foundation, The $1,206,630 $12,000 $5,262,571           $6,481,201
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies $3,553,599 $6,400 $1,956,500 $200,000         $5,716,499
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education $3,897,561   $850,000           $4,747,561
Reason Foundation $1,760,909 $177,650 $1,080,500 $1,522,212         $4,541,271
Texas Public Policy Foundation $3,555,624 $53,798 $549,000           $4,158,422
Daily Caller News Foundation $3,429,493 $80,200             $3,509,693
American Legislative Exchange Council $2,544,531 $171,089 $720,000           $3,435,620
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research $1,085,817 $66,720 $2,100,000 $50,000         $3,302,537
Strata Policy, Inc $3,130,160 $92,378             $3,222,538
Donors Trust $1,130,124         $16,200,000     $17,330,124
Young Americans for Liberty $3,024,687 $94,209             $3,118,896
American Museum of Natural History       $3,050,000         $3,050,000
Charles Koch Institute $2,800,301               $2,800,301
Institute for Justice $319,185 $52,244 $1,000,000 $1,350,000         $2,721,429
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship $1,341,386   $60,000 $1,080,400         $2,481,786
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund     $2,296,771           $2,296,771
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research $2,268,756 $7,365             $2,276,121
Brookings Institution $1,153,000   $1,079,400           $2,232,400
Kansas Cultural Trust $982,860   $460,247   $663,730       $2,106,837
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy $627,000   $905,000 $550,800         $2,082,800
Institute for the Study of Human Origins       $2,035,912         $2,035,912
David H. Koch Charitable Foundation $2,000,000               $2,000,000
New Civil Liberties Alliance $2,000,000               $2,000,000
Donors Capital Fund           $1,900,000     $1,900,000
Educational Grants (Not Itemized)   $1,801,560             $1,801,560
Fraser Institute, The $1,669,721   $30,000           $1,699,721
Taliesin Nexus $1,664,280 $20,000             $1,684,280
Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment FREE $110,500   $1,540,000           $1,650,500
Washington Legal Foundation $17,593   $1,605,000           $1,622,593
Fred C and Mary R Koch Foundation $1,557,000               $1,557,000
Emergent Order $1,449,180 $17,667             $1,466,847
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory       $1,450,000         $1,450,000
Tax Foundation $907,300 $13,800 $495,000           $1,416,100
Junior Achievement USA $1,272,700               $1,272,700
Jack Miller Center $1,184,500               $1,184,500
Lincoln Network $1,169,680               $1,169,680
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty $927,250 $45,526 $115,000   $75,000       $1,162,776
Aspen Institute $25,000     $1,115,000         $1,140,000
Koch Cultural Trust         $1,125,080       $1,125,080
Mackinac Center for Public Policy $1,085,151 $7,500 $5,000           $1,097,651
Competitive Enterprise Institute $326,419 $37,020 $364,820 $315,000     $200,000 $15,000 $1,258,259
Nature Conservancy         $1,030,000       $1,030,000
Social Science Research Council $1,000,000               $1,000,000
Center for Strategic and International Studies $937,500               $937,500
James Madison Institute $842,479 $45,000             $887,479
Tel Foundation $887,000               $887,000
Moving Picture Institute $813,500 $49,079             $862,579
Center for the National Interest $852,450               $852,450
Independent Women's Forum $9,115   $835,000           $844,115
Liberty Source $830,500               $830,500
Students for Liberty $654,089 $166,096             $820,185
WGBH Educational Foundation       $802,022         $802,022
Intercollegiate Studies Institute $376,250   $425,000           $801,250
National Center for Policy Analysis $76,674   $460,000 $260,000         $796,674
Core Knowledge Foundation $795,000               $795,000
Brookings Joint Center/Regulatory Studies     $750,000           $750,000
Capital Research Center $95,888   $650,000           $745,888
Atlas Economic Research Foundation $595,369 $121,600 $28,500           $745,469
Institute for Energy Research $365,090 $102,652 $235,000           $702,742
Property and Environment Research Center $513,144   $160,000           $673,144
Library of Congress       $640,000         $640,000
1889 Institute $638,000               $638,000
mikeroweWORKS Foundation $625,000               $625,000
Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions $576,281 $35,468 $10,000           $621,749
George C. Marshall Institute $200,000   $420,000           $620,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries $614,400               $614,400
American Council for Capital Formation $125,000   $475,000           $600,000
R Street Institute $547,468 $42,000             $589,468
Youth Entrepreneurs Foundation $575,000               $575,000
Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) $497,267 $63,400             $560,667
Newseum $550,000               $550,000
American Ideas Institute $511,250 $19,688             $530,938
Fund for American Studies $506,549               $506,549
TechFreedom $431,084 $69,200             $500,284
Step Up for Students $500,000               $500,000
Freedom Forum Institute $500,000               $500,000
Claude R. Lambe Foundation         $440,000       $440,000
International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) $440,000               $440,000
Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace $435,000               $435,000
Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) $271,900 $18,600 $125,000           $415,500
Market Based Management Institute $412,500               $412,500
National Taxpayers Union Foundation $333,811 $48,960 $27,500           $410,271
Encounter for Education and Culture $400,000               $400,000
Foundation for Constitutional Government $400,000               $400,000
Eurasia Group Foundation $395,000               $395,000
Philanthropy Roundtable $333,454 $7,636 $44,200           $385,290
Association of Private Enterprise Education $360,500               $360,500
Center for Independent Thought $217,500   $140,000           $357,500
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity $308,107 $36,800             $344,907
John Locke Foundation $249,972 $7,500 $80,000           $337,472
Frontiers of Freedom $160,000   $175,000           $335,000
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation $311,844 $23,018             $334,862
Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture $326,900               $326,900
Earthwatch Expeditions       $320,000         $320,000
Goldwater Institute $275,000 $45,000             $320,000
The Foster Russell Family Foundation $312,000               $312,000
Freedom Trust $307,000               $307,000
Leadership Institute $137,138 $55,654 $109,500           $302,292
Education Next Institute $300,200               $300,200
Humane Studies Foundation       $300,000         $300,000
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research       $300,000         $300,000
The Poynter Institute $295,000               $295,000
Story Corp $292,000               $292,000
American Council of Trustees and Alumni $216,612 $73,600             $290,212
The Phillips Foundation $287,673               $287,673
Ryan Foundation $287,550               $287,550
Environmental Literacy Council $237,516   $50,000           $287,516
Spiked US $280,000               $280,000
Taxpayers for Common Sense $275,000               $275,000
Freedom Foundation $275,000               $275,000
Technology Policy Institute $262,500               $262,500
Beacon Center of Tennessee $259,000               $259,000
Center for Science and Law $250,000               $250,000
The Public Media Lab $250,000               $250,000
Chicago Council on Global Affairs $240,000               $240,000
Center for Equal Opportunity     $240,000           $240,000
JFA Institute $239,000               $239,000
Center for Democracy & Technology $236,000               $236,000
National Constitution Center $230,500               $230,500
Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization $219,960               $219,960
Ellis Foundation         $216,000       $216,000
Independent Institute $25,000 $25,000   $160,000         $210,000
50Can $200,000               $200,000
Foundation for Criminal Justice $200,000               $200,000
Ethics and Public Policy Center $9,124   $190,000           $199,124
Sagamore Institute for Policy Research $190,000               $190,000
Advance Arkansas Institute $185,740               $185,740
Lincoln Labs Action $180,000               $180,000
Vera Institute of Justice $180,000               $180,000
Saturday Evening Post Society $155,750 $24,000             $179,750
Pacific Legal Foundation $151,224 $14,334 $10,000           $175,558
Citizens for Congressional Reform Foundation     $175,000           $175,000
American Spectator $153,252 $14,109 $4,500           $171,861
Student Free Press Association $165,800 $6,000             $171,800
Young Voices $148,752 $22,000             $170,752
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation $160,000               $160,000
Institute to Reduce Spending $117,698 $42,109             $159,807
Foreign Policy Association $155,000               $155,000
Hudson Institute $69,000   $62,650 $20,000         $151,650
Delaware Council on Economic Education $151,000               $151,000
Free Congress Foundation $50,000   $100,000           $150,000
Energy Innovation Reform Project $150,000               $150,000
Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center         $150,000       $150,000
Novim Group $150,000               $150,000
Center for Competitive Politics $102,565 $46,700             $149,265
Rochester Institute of Technology $145,485               $145,485
Kansas Council on Economic Education         $145,000       $145,000
Mediator's Foundation $141,000               $141,000
Independence Institute $75,000   $16,000 $50,000         $141,000
Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress $140,000               $140,000
WNET/Thirteen Educational Broadcasting Network       $140,000         $140,000
Scala Foundation $139,450               $139,450
Tech4America $139,000               $139,000
History Education Fund         $136,400       $136,400
Illinois Policy Institute   $135,837             $135,837
State Policy Network $66,351 $19,200 $49,000           $134,551
America's Future Foundation (AFF) $108,171 $18,450             $126,621
New America Foundation $126,500               $126,500
Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics $110,528 $15,273             $125,801
Americans for Tax Reform $14,500   $110,000           $124,500
National Freedom of Information Coalition $118,000               $118,000
MacDonald-Laurier Institute $115,000               $115,000
Sail America Foundation for International Understanding       $110,000         $110,000
Business Executives for National Security       $108,000         $108,000
Young America's Foundation $20,000   $37,500 $50,000         $107,500
Friends of Cevro Institute $107,000               $107,000
Heartland Institute $62,578   $40,000           $102,578
Institute for Economic Studies - Europe $102,000               $102,000
Reason Public Policy Institute $25,000   $76,500           $101,500
American Council on Science and Health     $95,000 $6,000         $101,000
National Chamber Foundation       $100,000         $100,000
Resources First Foundation $100,000               $100,000
Teneo, Inc. $100,000               $100,000
The Philanthropic Enterprise $100,000               $100,000
Laffer Center for Global Economic Growth $100,000               $100,000
Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital       $100,000         $100,000
Anti-Defamation League $100,000               $100,000
Kansas Chamber Foundation         $100,000       $100,000
Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship $100,000               $100,000
CTC Foundation $100,000               $100,000
Catholic Charities         $100,000       $100,000
Curriki $100,000               $100,000
Talent Market $100,000               $100,000
Whitehead Institute       $100,000         $100,000
Police Executive Research Forum $100,000               $100,000
American Transparency $100,000               $100,000
Workfirst Foundation $100,000               $100,000
Praxis Foundation $100,000               $100,000
Council for National Policy     $100,000           $100,000
Rand Corporation $100,000               $100,000
Nevada Policy Research Institute $38,500 $60,650             $99,150
Standardswork $99,000               $99,000
Free Think Media $96,533               $96,533
Texas Justice Initiative $96,500               $96,500
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy $46,107   $50,000           $96,107
Charles Koch Foundation   $94,699             $94,699
Cause of Action Institute $72,352 $22,000             $94,352
Free to Choose Network $93,058               $93,058
International Crisis Group $92,000               $92,000
Friends of Index $92,000               $92,000
Instauratio Magna Foundation $90,000               $90,000
Ignitus Worldwide $90,000               $90,000
Resources for the Future $90,000               $90,000
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation $90,000               $90,000
Defenders of Property Rights     $90,000           $90,000
National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation     $88,000           $88,000
Network of Enlightened Women $73,976 $12,400             $86,376
Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change     $85,000           $85,000
Measure for Justice $85,000               $85,000
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives $65,916 $17,368             $83,284
Causeumentary $81,333               $81,333
The Explorers Club       $81,000         $81,000
The Philadelphia Society $80,600               $80,600
Rio Grande Foundation $55,000 $25,000             $80,000
Foundation for Teaching Economics $80,000               $80,000
American Society of News Editors Foundation $80,000               $80,000
Media Institute $20,000   $60,000           $80,000
Badger Institute $78,000               $78,000
Becket Fund For Religious Liberty $77,182               $77,182
Legatum Institute $77,000               $77,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums $25,500   $20,000 $31,000         $76,500
SkillsUSA Foundation $75,000               $75,000
Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation $75,000               $75,000
Community Resources for Justice $75,000               $75,000
Prison Policy Initiative $75,000               $75,000
RealClear Foundation $75,000               $75,000
Agora Institute for Civic Virtue & The Common Good $74,555               $74,555
Arms Control Association $74,500               $74,500
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace $73,000               $73,000
Narrative4 $73,000               $73,000
James Wilson Institute $72,500               $72,500
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform $52,000 $17,813             $69,813
Center for International Policy $68,700               $68,700
American Institute for Economic Research $68,100               $68,100
Morehouse School of Medicine $68,000               $68,000
National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation $52,616 $15,200             $67,816
American Prosecutors Research Institute $67,000               $67,000
Witherspoon Institute $65,720               $65,720
Bernard Center $65,000               $65,000
Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation $35,000   $5,000 $25,000         $65,000
First Amendment Partnership $58,300 $6,000             $64,300
Sunshine Review $57,762 $6,400             $64,162
Bastiat Society $61,000               $61,000
Georgia Public Policy Foundation $10,750 $49,884             $60,634
Media Coalition Foundation $60,000               $60,000
Bipartisan Policy Center $60,000               $60,000
National Association of Scholars $60,000               $60,000
Libertarian Review Foundation $25,000     $35,000         $60,000
The Henry L Stimson Center $60,000               $60,000
South Carolina Policy Council $40,000 $15,000 $5,000           $60,000
Immanuel Outreach Centre         $60,000       $60,000
Police Foundation $56,000               $56,000
Students in Free Enterprise $15,000   $15,000   $25,000       $55,000
Center for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation $54,266               $54,266
Foundation $54,000               $54,000
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs $53,500               $53,500
CO2 Coalition $32,409 $18,000             $50,409
Western Resources Legal Center $50,000               $50,000
USAFA Endowment $50,000               $50,000
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget $50,000               $50,000
Center for Environmental Science $50,000               $50,000
National Tax Limitation Foundation $50,000               $50,000
North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law     $50,000           $50,000
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute $50,000               $50,000
Center for Environmental Science Accuracy and Reliability $50,000               $50,000
Carson Scholars Fund $50,000               $50,000
Land Conservation Assistance Network $50,000               $50,000
Mountain States Legal Foundation $50,000               $50,000
Center for a New American Security $50,000               $50,000
Educational Broadcasting Corporation       $50,000         $50,000
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation $50,000               $50,000
Educational Research Institute $50,000               $50,000
Wichita Community Foundation         $50,000       $50,000
Environmental Sciences Independent Peer Review Institute     $50,000           $50,000
Reason Individualism Freedom Institute $49,160               $49,160
Foundation for Excellence in Education $48,750               $48,750
Engine Research Foundation $48,500               $48,500
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota $47,000               $47,000
Fiscal Challenge $46,000               $46,000
Public Utility Research Center $45,400               $45,400
Institute for Truth in Accounting     $45,000           $45,000
Tomorrows Cures Today Foundation $45,000               $45,000
The Stemie Coalition $45,000               $45,000
Education Action Group Foundation $45,000               $45,000
Future of Freedom Foundation $45,000               $45,000
Institute for Responsible Citizenship $45,000               $45,000
James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal $45,000               $45,000
National Review Institute $38,252 $6,000             $44,252
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation $43,500               $43,500
Mercury Radio Arts $41,906               $41,906
Eleutheria Institute $41,387               $41,387
Arizona Council on Economic Education $41,300               $41,300
UNC School of Government Foundation $41,285               $41,285
Civitas Institute, John William Pope $12,500 $28,625             $41,125
Liberty on the Rocks $40,300               $40,300
Center for Individual Rights     $40,000           $40,000
Institute for Principle Studies $40,000               $40,000
Stage One         $40,000       $40,000
Association for the Study of Free Institutions $40,000               $40,000
Foundation for American Studies     $40,000           $40,000
American Foreign Policy Council $40,000               $40,000
Texas Justice Foundation     $40,000           $40,000
Show-Me Institute $39,500               $39,500
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) $27,752 $10,500             $38,252
Action Academy Foundation $38,000               $38,000
Montpelier Foundation $37,000               $37,000
Free Enterprise Foundation $35,000               $35,000
Archbridge Institute $35,000               $35,000
International Foundation for Research in Economics $35,000               $35,000
California Public Policy Center $35,000               $35,000
Project on Government Oversight $35,000               $35,000
Alliance for School Choice $10,000   $25,000           $35,000
Interfaith Center of New York       $35,000         $35,000
Institute for Policy Innovation     $35,000           $35,000
Project Liberty $35,000               $35,000
Gloucester Institute $35,000               $35,000
Red Edge $33,000               $33,000
Critical Review Foundation $32,500               $32,500
Libertas Institute $32,235               $32,235
Veritas Forensics Association $32,000               $32,000
Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute $32,000               $32,000
Center of the American Experiment     $31,500           $31,500
International Society for Individual Liberty $30,000               $30,000
Center for Health & Wellness         $30,000       $30,000
Free Enterprise Education Institute     $30,000           $30,000
Citizens for America Educational Foundation       $30,000         $30,000
Unlocking DOORS $30,000               $30,000
Center for Excellence in Education $27,500               $27,500
Task and Purpose $26,500               $26,500
Ladies of Liberty Alliance $19,802 $6,000             $25,802
Abigail Adams Institute $25,100               $25,100
International Policy Network     $25,000           $25,000
National Center for Readiness/Preparedness     $25,000           $25,000
National Results Council $25,000               $25,000
Economic Security 2000       $25,000         $25,000
Tech Central Science Foundation     $25,000           $25,000
Wichita Educational Foundation         $25,000       $25,000
Henry Hazlitt Foundation     $25,000           $25,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute $25,000               $25,000
MacIver Institute for Public Policy   $25,000             $25,000
Mississippi Center for Public Policy $25,000               $25,000
The Miles Foundation $25,000               $25,000
The Armitage Foundation       $25,000         $25,000
Rogosin Institute       $25,000         $25,000
Institute of World Politics $25,000               $25,000
Evca Foundation $25,000               $25,000
Nonprofit Chamber of Service         $24,200       $24,200
The Society for Classical Learning $23,500               $23,500
Kansas Policy Institute $5,000 $17,500             $22,500
JFS Productions $22,500               $22,500
The Educational Reviewer $21,900               $21,900
Coastal Educational Foundation $21,000               $21,000
Society for the Development of Austrian Economics $20,900               $20,900
Compact for America Educational Foundation   $20,000             $20,000
Society of Professional Journalists   $20,000             $20,000
Atlantic Legal Foundation     $20,000           $20,000
Mississippi Council on Economic Education $20,000               $20,000
American Public Square $20,000               $20,000
Institute for Political Economy $12,000   $8,000           $20,000
Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research $20,000               $20,000
National Council on Teacher Quality $20,000               $20,000
American Heritage Education Foundation $20,000               $20,000
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship         $20,000       $20,000
The Mill Series $19,500               $19,500
John William Pope Foundation $18,979               $18,979
Institute for Spending Reform   $16,875             $16,875
Free Market Environmental Law Clinic $16,185               $16,185
Collegians For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT Campus) $16,097               $16,097
National Humanities Institute $16,000               $16,000
Media Research Center $975   $14,030           $15,005
The Bartley Institute $15,000               $15,000
Milton & Rose D Friedman Foundation $15,000               $15,000
Montreal Economic Institute     $15,000           $15,000
Free Enterprise Institute     $15,000           $15,000
Council for Economic Education         $15,000       $15,000
Remnant Foundation $15,000               $15,000
Gallatin Writers $15,000               $15,000
Liberty International $15,000               $15,000
Asmus Institute $14,750               $14,750
WMU Foundation $14,090               $14,090
Alabama Policy Institute $14,000               $14,000
The Undercurrent TU Publications $14,000               $14,000
Center for the Study of Government and the Individual $12,500               $12,500
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution     $12,500           $12,500
Palmer R. Chitester Fund $12,500               $12,500
National Environmental Policy Institute     $12,500           $12,500
National Foundation for American Policy $12,500               $12,500
1851 Center for Constitutional Law   $12,500             $12,500
New York City Mission Society       $12,000         $12,000
Cardinal Institute for West VA Public Policy   $11,250             $11,250
American Conservative Union Foundation $9,000   $2,000           $11,000
Elm Institute $10,200               $10,200
Flex Your Rights Foundation $10,000               $10,000
Social Philosophy and Policy Foundation       $10,000         $10,000
Conservative Policy Leadership Institute $10,000               $10,000
Cathedral of St. John the Divine       $10,000         $10,000
Consumer Alert     $10,000           $10,000
Institute for American Values $10,000               $10,000
Savings and Retirement Foundation $10,000               $10,000
Envision Foundation         $10,000       $10,000
Foundation for Free Enterprise $10,000               $10,000
Reason, IISM, Freedom Institute $10,000               $10,000
The Nature Conservancy       $10,000         $10,000
Spark Freedom   $10,000             $10,000
Grassroots Institute of Hawaii   $10,000             $10,000
Graham-Windham       $10,000         $10,000
Defy Ventures $10,000               $10,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools $10,000               $10,000
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty   $10,000             $10,000
Christian Legal Society $9,600               $9,600
The Center on National Labor Policy $9,600               $9,600
Institute for Political History $9,300               $9,300
National Institute for Direct Instruction $8,888               $8,888
North Carolina Council on Economic Education $8,600               $8,600
Economics 21 $8,500               $8,500
Woodrow Wilson Center $8,500               $8,500
Real Clear Politics $8,000               $8,000
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary $8,000               $8,000
Fab Lab Tulsa $8,000               $8,000
George Mason University   $8,000             $8,000
Center for Excellence in Higher Education $8,000               $8,000
Leadership Program of the Rockies $8,000               $8,000
The John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Public Affairs $7,500               $7,500
Maine Heritage Policy Center   $7,500             $7,500
Southeast Idaho Research Institute $7,500               $7,500
Center for Growth And Opportunity   $7,500             $7,500
Institute of Spontaneous Order Economics $7,500               $7,500
TheBlaze $7,500               $7,500
Institute for Objectivist Studies $2,000   $5,000           $7,000
Wyoming Liberty Group   $6,842             $6,842
Connecticut Association of Scholars $6,000               $6,000
Botanica         $6,000       $6,000
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions $5,200               $5,200
Foundation for Human Development $5,000               $5,000
Freedomfest $5,000               $5,000
Prison Entrepreneurship Program $5,000               $5,000
Groundswell USA $5,000               $5,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association       $5,000         $5,000
Northern Illinois Research Foundation $5,000               $5,000
Landmark Legal Foundation $5,000               $5,000
Washington Policy Center $5,000               $5,000
Employment Policy Foundation $2,500   $2,500           $5,000
The Claremont Institute     $5,000           $5,000
LSB Leakey Foundation for Research Related to Man's Origin       $5,000         $5,000
Free State Project $5,000               $5,000
Science & Environmental Policy Project     $5,000           $5,000
Green for All $5,000               $5,000
Marijuana Policy Project Foundation $4,800               $4,800
The Young American's Foundation $4,800               $4,800
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) $4,800               $4,800
The Jack Kemp Foundation $4,800               $4,800
Opportunities Alternatives and Resources $4,633               $4,633
Rutherford Institute $4,500               $4,500
Amagi Productions $4,000               $4,000
American Council on Economics and Society $4,000               $4,000
ConSource     $4,000           $4,000
Galen Institute $3,590               $3,590
Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy     $3,500           $3,500
Foundation for Government Accountability $3,300               $3,300
Center for Neighborhood Enterprise $3,040               $3,040
Carolina Critic $3,000               $3,000
Three Rivers College $3,000               $3,000
World Affairs Institute $3,000               $3,000
Arch Foundation $2,600               $2,600
Operation New Hope $2,500               $2,500
Advocates for Self-Government $2,500               $2,500
Carl Menger Institute $2,500               $2,500
A Wider Circle $2,500               $2,500
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy $2,500               $2,500
Institute for Independent Education $2,500               $2,500
Fairfax Court-Appointed Special Advocates $2,500               $2,500
Globe Missionary Evangelism       $2,000         $2,000
Ventures Publishing International $1,474               $1,474
American Watchdogs $1,400               $1,400
Arkansas Policy Foundation $1,000               $1,000
Adam Smith Institute $1,000               $1,000
Institute for Visual Services       $1,000         $1,000
Mont Pelerin Society $1,000               $1,000
Family of Believers Church       $1,000         $1,000
Fortune II $788               $788
Grand Total $124,879,223 $5,304,276 $50,630,139 $28,263,439 $12,778,945 $19,075,000 $200,000 $15,000 $241,146,022

Koch University Funding

Greenpeace has extensively documented Koch's funding of American universities. Their most recent data totals over $100M in funding to 364 univerties and colleges. According to Greenpeace's report titled “Koch Pollution on Campus,” there is “Evidence at schools like George Mason University, Florida State University, Clemson University and Suffolk University fits a familiar pattern: Charles Koch expects a specific return on his large investments.“ [9]

According to SourceWatch, university faculty affiliated with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have “consistently condemned the contracts that Charles Koch Foundation has arranged with universities receiving large grants for violating the longstanding principles of academic freedom and shared governance.” [10]

Politico Magazine reported on the Koch's strategy for funding universities in a 2014 article titled “Charles Koch's Brain”: [11]

“The plan he and Koch eventually set in motion involved a three-tiered model in which the production, packaging and marketing of ideas was akin to the manufacturing of Lycra (one of Koch Industries’ signature products). Their plan for bringing about a free-market epoch and the business model of Koch Industries—gathering raw materials and refining them into more valuable products consumers desire—were basically one and the same.
 
To facilitate the production of these raw materials, Koch pumped millions of dollars into hundreds of universities. These contributions—which totaled nearly $31 million from 2007 to 2011 alone—have gone to endow professorships, underwrite free-market economics programs and sponsor conferences for libertarian thinkers. (Koch was not a passive investor: When his foundation provided $1.5 million to hire a pair of economics professors at Florida State University, his representatives insisted on a contract with the school that gave them veto power over job candidates.)
 
Step two of the process, Fink once explained in Philanthropy magazine, entailed taking the intellectual output of these academic programs, ideas 'often unintelligible to the layperson and seemingly unrelated to real-world problems,' and refining them into a 'useable form.'
 
This was the domain of the Cato Institute, Mercatus and the dozens of other free-market, antiregulatory policy shops that Charles, David and their foundations have supported. Organizations like these churned out reports, position papers and op-eds arguing for the privatization of Social Security; fingering public employee unions for causing state budget crises; attempting to debunk climate science; and making the case for slashing the welfare system and Medicaid.
 
The third piece of the master plan was mobilizing citizen-activists—or at least creating the illusion of a grass-roots groundswell. These activists would agitate for the same policies the academics had conceptualized and the think tanks had refined into talking points and policy prescriptions. As David Koch once explained, 'What we needed was a sales force.'”
DeSmogBlog reports how George Mason University and the associated George Mason University Foundation have received over $35 million from Koch Family charitable Foundations from 2005 to 2013. Notably, Koch also has personnel involved with the university including Richard Fink who servies on the board of directors of the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies. [12]
 
The Huffington Post reported how the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University worked to find “liberty-minded” teachers willing to focus on a libertarian message while other groups funded by the Kochs, like Youth Entrepreneurs, focused on high school students with the underlying goal “to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers.” [13][9]

Koch University Funding

The following data is a combination of data archived by the Conservative Transparency project and original research by DeSmog.

*Note that values prior to 1998 cannot be independently verified by DeSmog, as original 990 forms are not available. 1997 and prior values are based on Conservative Transparency's archived dataThose totals can be filtered out in the attached spreadsheet of Koch Foundation Funding by year (.xlsx) if desired.

Recipient Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Charles Koch Institute Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation David H. Koch Charitable Foundation Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation Grand Total (1986 – 2018)
George Mason University $120,504,248   $3,031,736 $1,600,000   $125,135,984
Institute for Humane Studies $45,445,842 $335,800 $2,640,074 $3,450,000   $51,871,716
Thurgood Marshall College Fund $9,310,000         $9,310,000
Mercatus Center, George Mason University $9,085,500     $200,000   $9,285,500
Florida State University $6,979,957         $6,979,957
Texas Tech University $6,551,800         $6,551,800
Catholic University of America $6,148,000         $6,148,000
Rice University $5,062,000         $5,062,000
Purdue University $4,538,021         $4,538,021
Harvard University $4,380,851     $1,000   $4,381,851
Arizona State University $4,377,437         $4,377,437
Utah State University $3,721,500         $3,721,500
Montana State University $3,510,386         $3,510,386
Wichita Collegiate School $3,343,347       $100,000 $3,443,347
University of Chicago $3,124,529   $59,000     $3,183,529
Texas A&M University $3,145,961         $3,145,961
Brown University $3,104,184         $3,104,184
New York University $2,901,330     $150,000   $3,051,330
West Virginia University $2,951,096         $2,951,096
Deerfield Academy       $2,926,941   $2,926,941
University of Texas $2,926,064         $2,926,064
University of Wisconsin $2,858,542         $2,858,542
Baylor University $2,811,643         $2,811,643
Southern Methodist University $2,747,600         $2,747,600
Wake Forest University $2,560,410         $2,560,410
University of California $2,531,550     $1,000   $2,532,550
Georgetown University $2,505,500         $2,505,500
University of Colorado $2,498,260         $2,498,260
Duke University $2,495,007         $2,495,007
Clemson University $2,484,118         $2,484,118
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $1,534,385     $800,000   $2,334,385
University of Notre Dame $2,313,420         $2,313,420
University of North Carolina $2,203,638 $22,500       $2,226,138
Rockefeller University       $2,205,000   $2,205,000
Indiana University $1,952,009 $30,000       $1,982,009
Lindenwood University $1,914,625         $1,914,625
Stanford University $1,577,000   $200,000 $10,000   $1,787,000
George Washington University $1,776,043         $1,776,043
Villanova University $1,749,327         $1,749,327
Ohio State University $1,691,000         $1,691,000
Creighton University $1,621,673         $1,621,673
University of Pennsylvania $1,621,500         $1,621,500
University of Louisville $1,594,185         $1,594,185
Otah State University $1,520,000         $1,520,000
University of Southern California $1,455,500         $1,455,500
University of Arizona $1,365,595         $1,365,595
University of Utah $1,250,000         $1,250,000
Tufts College $1,244,000         $1,244,000
Team Challenge Foundation Academy $1,210,000         $1,210,000
Syracuse University $1,196,608         $1,196,608
Northwestern University $1,183,022         $1,183,022
Florida Southern College $1,178,000         $1,178,000
Boston University $1,154,000         $1,154,000
North Dakota State University $1,121,861         $1,121,861
Troy University Foundation $1,103,000         $1,103,000
University of Maryland $1,097,999         $1,097,999
Middle Tennessee State University $1,091,726         $1,091,726
Saint Francis University $1,025,500         $1,025,500
University of Virginia $973,851   $45,000     $1,018,851
Suffolk University $1,005,328         $1,005,328
University of Kentucky $917,725         $917,725
University of Kansas $80,000   $300,000   $520,750 $900,750
Iowa State University $898,615         $898,615
United Negro College Fund $880,000         $880,000
Ball State University $857,250         $857,250
Stout University Foundation $850,000         $850,000
Wichita State University $10,000   $8,000   $808,500 $826,500
Capital Preparatory Schools $800,000         $800,000
Western Carolina University $780,748         $780,748
Wellesley College $772,000         $772,000
Columbia University $750,764         $750,764
American University $735,444         $735,444
Kansas State University $25,000       $706,754 $731,754
Louisiana State University $726,040         $726,040
McGill University $692,070         $692,070
Virginia Tech $689,400         $689,400
Oklahoma State University $688,400         $688,400
University of Dallas $661,500         $661,500
Johns Hopkins University $653,000         $653,000
Friends University     $90,288   $559,620 $649,908
Illinois State University $646,100         $646,100
Kansas University         $620,217 $620,217
Brooklyn Law School $580,000         $580,000
The King's College $564,220         $564,220
Chapman University $559,000         $559,000
Cornell University $548,300         $548,300
Fort Hays State University $4,500       $526,000 $530,500
University of New Hampshire $523,240         $523,240
Georgia State University $499,550         $499,550
College of Charleston $489,450         $489,450
University of Nevada $488,500         $488,500
San Diego State University $487,200         $487,200
Ohio University $478,328         $478,328
Mississippi State University $462,335         $462,335
Hillsdale College $458,623         $458,623
Grove City College $458,424         $458,424
Marian University $425,000         $425,000
Loyola University $412,352         $412,352
University of Oxford $409,401         $409,401
Marquette University $403,702         $403,702
Newman University         $386,000 $386,000
State University of New York $371,300         $371,300
University of Alabama $354,930         $354,930
St John's University $347,005         $347,005
Kennesaw State University $339,000         $339,000
Hampden-Sydney College $313,000         $313,000
Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation $310,000         $310,000
North Carolina State University $309,576         $309,576
Dartmouth College $303,000   $1,742     $304,742
Brigham Young University $302,100         $302,100
University of Georgia Foundation $300,503         $300,503
Auburn University $300,000         $300,000
University of Michigan $296,911         $296,911
St Vincent College $285,800         $285,800
Yale University $282,618         $282,618
Seton Hall University $268,416         $268,416
Claremont McKenna College $267,400         $267,400
Regent University $260,600   $1,000     $261,600
Emporia State University $47,500       $209,000 $256,500
Stevens Institute of Technology $254,000         $254,000
University of New Orleans $253,850         $253,850
Southern Illinois University $251,605         $251,605
Georgia Tech $240,718         $240,718
Princeton University $238,900         $238,900
Smithsonian Institution $230,000     $1,000   $231,000
Florida Gulf Coast University $230,546         $230,546
Houston Baptist University $228,500         $228,500
University of Missouri $227,118         $227,118
University of Minnesota $174,800     $50,000   $224,800
Michigan State University $224,230         $224,230
Harvard College $221,040         $221,040
Hope College $219,900         $219,900
Tower Foundation of San Jose State University $214,500         $214,500
University of Tennessee $209,308         $209,308
California State University $207,832         $207,832
Azusa Pacific University $204,535         $204,535
Ashland University $201,500         $201,500
University of Wyoming Foundation $200,000         $200,000
Beloit College $198,500         $198,500
Claremont Graduate University $195,760         $195,760
Pi Kappa Delta $193,000         $193,000
Christopher Newport University $193,000         $193,000
Communities in Schools         $182,250 $182,250
University of Vienna $182,000         $182,000
Johnson and Wales University $178,000         $178,000
Cambridge College       $172,000   $172,000
Pennsylvania State University $170,440         $170,440
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey $167,966         $167,966
Vanderbilt University $166,000         $166,000
University of Idaho Foundation $163,000         $163,000
North Park University $157,700         $157,700
Berry College $157,600         $157,600
San Jose State University $157,400         $157,400
Bowling Green State University $155,660         $155,660
Biola University $155,084         $155,084
University of Tulsa $155,000         $155,000
Trinity College $153,753         $153,753
Washington College $153,500         $153,500
Samford University $152,100         $152,100
Ferris State University $148,800         $148,800
University of Nebraska $147,699         $147,699
Wiley College $146,500         $146,500
Stephen F Austin State University $140,929         $140,929
St Lawrence University $140,600         $140,600
Eastern University $139,500         $139,500
Pepperdine University $139,150         $139,150
George Fox University $138,372         $138,372
Mercer University $138,264         $138,264
Research Foundation of CUNY $138,000         $138,000
Western Kentucky University $137,600         $137,600
Patrick Henry College $134,200         $134,200
University of Alaska $130,640         $130,640
Cairn University $129,550         $129,550
Northwood University $129,400         $129,400
Duquesne University $125,500         $125,500
Calvin Coolridge University $125,000         $125,000
Great Hearts America $124,000         $124,000
College of William & Mary $120,260         $120,260
University of Richmond $118,575         $118,575
University of Central Arkansas $118,175         $118,175
James Madison University $116,905         $116,905
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $112,000         $112,000
University of Arkansas $111,269         $111,269
Northern Illinois University $109,400         $109,400
Boise State University $109,370         $109,370
Washington University $94,329   $11,500     $105,829
Long Island University $102,800     $3,000   $105,800
Southeast Missouri State University $105,316         $105,316
Salisbury University $105,000         $105,000
Sarah Lawrence College $103,500         $103,500
Lake Forest College $103,500         $103,500
Australian National University (ANU) USA $103,263         $103,263
University of South Alabama $101,637         $101,637
The College of New Jersey $101,100         $101,100
Kenyon College $100,500         $100,500
West Texas A&M University $100,200         $100,200
Pembroke Hill School         $100,000 $100,000
Ottawa University         $100,000 $100,000
Acton Business School $100,000         $100,000
Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation $100,000         $100,000
Western Michigan University $98,714         $98,714
University of Dayton $93,250         $93,250
Bethel College $92,205         $92,205
Cedarville University $91,039         $91,039
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem $90,000         $90,000
University of San Diego $89,320         $89,320
Rhodes College $89,300         $89,300
Georgia College & State University $88,213         $88,213
Bryan College $86,025         $86,025
University of Colorado Foundation $86,000         $86,000
Wesleyan College $86,000         $86,000
Ursinus College $84,500         $84,500
Florida International University $82,690         $82,690
Murray State University $79,603         $79,603
Virginia Military Institute $78,400         $78,400
Metropolitan State College of Denver $77,840         $77,840
University of Houston $76,300         $76,300
Emory University $72,900         $72,900
Radford University $72,852         $72,852
Metropolitan State University of Denver $72,000         $72,000
Roanoke College $71,600         $71,600
Lee University $70,800         $70,800
Campbell University $70,693         $70,693
La Sierra University $69,000         $69,000
St Edwards University $67,400         $67,400
Colorado Christian University $66,900         $66,900
Ramapo College Foundation $66,300         $66,300
King's College London $66,200         $66,200
Cleary University $66,000         $66,000
Florida Atlantic University $66,000         $66,000
VMI Research Laboratories $65,786         $65,786
Rutgers University $65,500         $65,500
Augustana College $65,000         $65,000
Millikin University $64,500         $64,500
CEVRO Institute $64,300         $64,300
McKendree University $64,230         $64,230
Benedictine College $9,500       $54,500 $64,000
Wingate University $63,000         $63,000
Public Choice Society $62,925         $62,925
Clarkson University $62,500         $62,500
Barton College $60,910         $60,910
Rockford College $60,350         $60,350
Charleston Southern University $59,800         $59,800
College of New Jersey $59,110         $59,110
John Brown University $59,000         $59,000
Northwestern Oklahoma State University $58,250         $58,250
Albany State University Foundation $58,000         $58,000
Trinity University $57,837         $57,837
Rockford University $57,400         $57,400
John Paul the Great Catholic University $57,000         $57,000
University of South Florida $55,700         $55,700
Notre Dame College $55,500         $55,500
University of Hong Kong $55,000         $55,000
JFK School of Government $55,000         $55,000
Oakland University $54,886         $54,886
St Cloud State University $54,700         $54,700
Morehouse College $54,000         $54,000
Rogers State University Foundation $53,500         $53,500
Providence College $52,917         $52,917
Cleveland State University $52,000         $52,000
University of California Los Angeles $51,350         $51,350
The Responsiveed Foundation $50,000         $50,000
Gustavus Adolphus College $50,000         $50,000
Loras College $50,000         $50,000
Stonehill College $49,494         $49,494
Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation $49,291         $49,291
University of West Florida Foundation $49,000         $49,000
Washburn University         $47,500 $47,500
The Corporation of Mercer University $47,400         $47,400
Waynesburg University $47,100         $47,100
Case Western Reserve University $47,000         $47,000
Carthage College $46,900         $46,900
St Mary's College of Maryland $46,500         $46,500
Manhattanville College $46,500         $46,500
Malone University $45,930         $45,930
Winston-Salem State University $45,700         $45,700
Coastal Carolina University $44,300         $44,300
Rider University $44,270         $44,270
The University of Toledo $44,000         $44,000
University of Cincinnati $43,500         $43,500
Corban University $43,500         $43,500
Susquehanna University $42,700         $42,700
Jacksonville State University $42,700         $42,700
Webber International University $41,400         $41,400
St Ambrose University $41,400         $41,400
University of Rochester $41,000         $41,000
University of Akron $40,249         $40,249
Lafayette College $40,000         $40,000
Northwest Nazarene University $39,000         $39,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $38,000         $38,000
Salisbury University Foundation $38,000         $38,000
Truman State University $37,000         $37,000
Manhattan College $36,900         $36,900
University Enterprises Corporation $36,800         $36,800
The Curators of the University of Missouri $36,800         $36,800
McMurry University $36,500         $36,500
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania $5,000       $31,200 $36,200
University of St Thomas $36,000         $36,000
James Sprunt Community College $36,000         $36,000
St John Fisher College $35,500         $35,500
Mount Holyoke College $35,285         $35,285
University of San Francisco $35,000         $35,000
Robert Morris University $35,000         $35,000
Cornerstone Schools $35,000         $35,000
Boston College $35,000         $35,000
Dakota Wesleyan University $34,500         $34,500
Sacramento State University $34,165         $34,165
Wheaton College $33,400         $33,400
University of Maine $31,800         $31,800
University of Georgia $31,500         $31,500
High Point University $31,500         $31,500
Tulane University $31,300         $31,300
National University $31,235         $31,235
Whitman College $31,000         $31,000
Claflin University $31,000         $31,000
Eastern Florida State College $30,950         $30,950
Houghton College $30,700         $30,700
Providence Santa Barbara Christian School $30,036         $30,036
Southern University at New Orleans Foundation $30,000         $30,000
Southern New Hampshire University $30,000         $30,000
College of the Sequoias $30,000         $30,000
University of West Georgia Foundation $29,500         $29,500
University of North Texas $29,250         $29,250
East Tennessee State University $29,250         $29,250
University of Mary $28,600         $28,600
Northwest University $28,000         $28,000
Southern Utah University $27,600         $27,600
University of Massachusetts $27,100         $27,100
St Bonaventure University $27,000         $27,000
Arizona Christian University $27,000         $27,000
Fayetteville State University $27,000         $27,000
Texas State University $26,796         $26,796
Alma College $26,175         $26,175
Towson University $26,150         $26,150
Colgate University $26,131         $26,131
East Carolina University $26,063         $26,063
Gannon University $26,000         $26,000
New York State University $26,000         $26,000
Ave Maria University $25,500         $25,500
Reagan Thatcher Lecture Series Scholarship Fund $25,000         $25,000
The Society of Classical Learning $25,000         $25,000
Lakeland College $25,000         $25,000
Harding University $25,000         $25,000
Ecclesia College $24,760         $24,760
Morehead State University $24,300         $24,300
Arkansas Tech University $24,100         $24,100
Responsive Education Solutions $24,000         $24,000
Birmingham Southern College $23,500         $23,500
Yeshiva University $23,000         $23,000
University Foundation of CSU Chico $23,000         $23,000
University of Utah - San Antonio $23,000         $23,000
Northeastern University $23,000         $23,000
Wake Technical Community College $22,150         $22,150
Lake Erie College $22,000         $22,000
Dartmouth University $22,000         $22,000
Southern University Law Center $21,700         $21,700
Northeastern State University $21,600         $21,600
Wofford College $21,500         $21,500
Anderson University $21,500         $21,500
Estancia Valley Classical Academy Foundation $21,199         $21,199
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor $21,000         $21,000
Lock Haven University Foundation $20,990         $20,990
Texas Christian University $20,250         $20,250
Shasta College Foundation $20,000         $20,000
Christendom College $20,000         $20,000
Liberty University $20,000         $20,000
Friends of Universidad Francisco Foundation $20,000         $20,000
Appalachian State University $20,000         $20,000
Presbyterian College $19,643         $19,643
Northern Michigan University $19,480         $19,480
University of Tampa $19,000         $19,000
Chestnut Hill College $18,500         $18,500
College of the Holy Cross $18,300         $18,300
Westmont College $18,000         $18,000
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur $18,000         $18,000
University of Washington $17,700         $17,700
Skidmore College $17,400         $17,400
Concordia University $17,000         $17,000
Ohio Christian University $16,500         $16,500
University of Mississippi $16,364         $16,364
Roosevelt University $16,350         $16,350
University of Saint Katherine $16,000         $16,000
Shawnee State University Development Foundation $16,000         $16,000
Delaware State University $15,422         $15,422
West Liberty University $15,000         $15,000
Oglethorpe University $15,000         $15,000
City College Fund $15,000         $15,000
Central Carolina Community College $15,000         $15,000
Methodist University $15,000         $15,000
College Unbound $15,000         $15,000
Jacksonville University $15,000         $15,000
Granville Academy $15,000         $15,000
Sam Houston State University $14,700         $14,700
Ohio Northern University $14,500         $14,500
Hanover College $14,300         $14,300
Drury University $14,000         $14,000
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy $13,705         $13,705
Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication $13,600         $13,600
Seattle Pacific University $13,500         $13,500
Portland State University Foundation $13,319         $13,319
Brookfield Academy $13,000         $13,000
Oakdale Academy $12,500         $12,500
Mississippi College School of Law $12,100         $12,100
West Carolina University $12,000         $12,000
Western California University $12,000         $12,000
California Lutheran University $12,000         $12,000
University of Memphis $11,900         $11,900
Scripps College $11,850         $11,850
Andrew College $11,800         $11,800
Susqehanna University $11,700         $11,700
Wyoming Catholic College $11,500         $11,500
Mississippi College $11,475         $11,475
Bethlehem College & Seminary $11,250         $11,250
University of New Haven $11,000         $11,000
Okford College at Emory University $11,000         $11,000
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology $11,000         $11,000
Pittsburg State University         $10,600 $10,600
Hollins University $10,600         $10,600
Linfield College $10,427         $10,427
University of Illinois - Springfield $10,375         $10,375
University of South Dakota $10,000         $10,000
University of Manchester $10,000         $10,000
The School for Ethics and Global Leadership $10,000         $10,000
Northwestern College $10,000         $10,000
Golden View Classical Academy $10,000         $10,000
Mississippi Valley State University $10,000         $10,000
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University $10,000         $10,000
Northern Kentucky University $10,000         $10,000
Brescia University $10,000         $10,000
Asbury University $10,000         $10,000
Chicago Classical Academy $10,000         $10,000
Kennesaw State College     $10,000     $10,000
Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges $10,000         $10,000
Fisk University $10,000         $10,000
Midwestern State University Foundation $9,800         $9,800
Carroll College $9,600         $9,600
Winthrop University $9,500         $9,500
University of Oklahoma $9,000         $9,000
Transylvania University $9,000         $9,000
Randolph-Macon College $9,000         $9,000
Colorado College $9,000         $9,000
College of Coastal Georgia $9,000         $9,000
Nicholls State University $8,805         $8,805
Milligan College $8,800         $8,800
Saginaw Valley State University $8,590         $8,590
Judson University $8,500         $8,500
Lipscomb University $8,400         $8,400
Walsh University $8,000         $8,000
University of California Berkeley $8,000         $8,000
Saint Katherine College $8,000         $8,000
Wheeling Jesuit University $8,000         $8,000
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology $8,000         $8,000
Delta State University $8,000         $8,000
Hampton University $8,000         $8,000
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University $8,000         $8,000
University of Buffalo $7,960         $7,960
University of Hawaii $7,500         $7,500
University of Liechtenstein $7,500         $7,500
Wisconsin Lutheran College $7,500         $7,500
Stillman College $7,500         $7,500
St Mary's University $7,400         $7,400
Ashbury University $7,300         $7,300
University of North Alabama $7,000         $7,000
Buena Vista University $7,000         $7,000
College of William and Mary $7,000         $7,000
Athens State University $7,000         $7,000
Marshall University Foundation $7,000         $7,000
Arkansas State University Foundation $7,000         $7,000
Roanoke-Chowan Community College $6,600         $6,600
Henderson State University Foundation $6,515         $6,515
University New Mexico $6,500         $6,500
University of Pittsburgh $6,500         $6,500
Northwest Oklahoma State University $6,500         $6,500
Southern Virginia University $6,400         $6,400
University of Illinois $6,335         $6,335
St Michael's College $6,000         $6,000
Wright State University Foundation $6,000         $6,000
The Citadel Foundation $6,000         $6,000
Concordia College New York $6,000         $6,000
LaGrange College $6,000         $6,000
Hannibal-LaGrange University $6,000         $6,000
Assumption College $6,000         $6,000
Elizabethtown College $6,000         $6,000
Allegheny College $6,000         $6,000
Carnegie Mellon University $5,850         $5,850
Academy of Art University Foundation $5,800         $5,800
University of Delaware $5,700         $5,700
Dallas Baptist University $5,600         $5,600
Lebanon Valley College $5,500         $5,500
Southern Baptist University $5,400         $5,400
University of Wisconsin Madison $5,400         $5,400
William Jewell College $5,100         $5,100
Walden University $5,000         $5,000
Vassar College $5,000         $5,000
University of Saskatchewan $5,000         $5,000
Southwest Baptist University $5,000         $5,000
University of the Cumberlands $5,000         $5,000
Santa Clara University $5,000         $5,000
Washington and Lee University $5,000         $5,000
Oxford College at Emory University $5,000         $5,000
Prison University Project $5,000         $5,000
Columbia College $5,000         $5,000
East Florida State College $5,000         $5,000
Geneva College $5,000         $5,000
Eureka College $5,000         $5,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen $5,000         $5,000
Millsaps College $5,000         $5,000
Carleton University $5,000         $5,000
John Jay College Foundation $5,000         $5,000
Northern State University $5,000         $5,000
Brooklyn Academy of Music       $5,000   $5,000
Brooklyn College $5,000         $5,000
Acton Academy Foundation $5,000         $5,000
University of Washington Campus $4,997         $4,997
Baldwin-Wallace University $4,500         $4,500
Southwestern Law School $4,000         $4,000
Aquinas College $4,000         $4,000
University of Connecticut $3,500         $3,500
Adrian College $3,250         $3,250
McNeese State University $3,200         $3,200
College of Saint Rose $3,150         $3,150
San Jacinto College $3,000         $3,000
St Anselm College $3,000         $3,000
Missouri State University $3,000         $3,000
Hofstra University $3,000         $3,000
New York School for Circus Arts/Big Apple Circus       $3,000   $3,000
Cornell College $3,000         $3,000
Huntington College $2,600         $2,600
University of British Columbia $2,500         $2,500
Austin Peay State University $2,200         $2,200
Saint Vincent College $2,000         $2,000
York College of Pennsylvania $2,000         $2,000
Phillips School of Business High Point University $2,000         $2,000
University of Manitoba         $2,000 $2,000
Faulkner University $2,000         $2,000
Menlo College $2,000         $2,000
Central Michigan University $2,000         $2,000
Iowa Lakes Community College         $2,000 $2,000
Belhaven University $1,924         $1,924
Mount St Mary's University $1,800         $1,800
University of Miami $1,500         $1,500
Pembroke College $1,000         $1,000
Saint Louis University $1,000         $1,000
Argosy University $1,000         $1,000
Kansas Agricultural Rural Leadership         $1,000 $1,000
Tuskegee University $525         $525
Grand Total $364,083,091 $388,300 $6,398,340 $11,577,941 $4,967,891 $387,415,563

Key People

David H. Koch Foundation

As of 2013's form 990-PF:

  • David H. Koch — President/Director
  • Ruth E. Williams — Secretary
  • Heather Love — Treasurer

Charles G. Koch Foundation

As of 2013's form 990-PF:

  • Charles Chase Koch — Director
  • Elizabeth B. Koch — Director
  • Charles G. Koch — Director/Chairman
  • Heather Love — Treasurer
  • Brian Menkes — Secretary
  • Richard H. Fink — President/Director

As of 2013's form 990-PF, “highest paid employees” included:

  • Charles Ruger — PGM OFF Higher Education
  • Ryan Stowers — PGM Dir Higher Education
  • Derek Johnson — PGM OFF Higher Education
  • Adam Kissel PGM OFF University Investment
  • Brennan Brown — PGM OFF Academic Program

Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation (Since Disbanded)

According to the Claude R. Lambe's last filed form 990-PF (2013):

  • Richard H. Fink — President/Director
  • Logan Moore — Secretary
  • Heather Love — Treasurer
  • Charles G. Koch — Director
  • Elizabeth B. Koch — Director
  • Charles C. Koch — Director

Knowledge and Progress Fund

As of their 2013 form 990-PF:

  • Richard H. Fink — President/Director
  • Logan Moore — Secretary
  • Heather Love — Treasurer
  • Charles G. Koch — Director
  • Elizabeth B. Koch — Director
  • Charles C. Koch — Director

Charles Koch Institute

According to the Institute's 2013 form 990-PF:

  • Charles G. Koch — Director
  • Charles Chase Koch — Director
  • Elizabeth B. Koch — Director
  • Richard Fink — Director
  • Brian Menkes — Secretary
  • Heather Love — Treasurer
  • Kevin Gentry — Vice President
  • Logan Moore — Director of Operations
  • Kathleen Roberts — Director - Alumni/Ext. Relations
  • Tonya Mullins — Director - Communications and Marketing
  • Leah Krohn — Instructor - MBM

DeSmogBlog Reporting on Koch

Resources

  1. Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine,” Greenpeace.org. Accessed March 11, 2017. Data on file at DeSmog.

  2. Doing Good in Many Ways,” Koch Family Foundations. Archived September 18, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6bfRg71uN

  3. David H. Koch Charitable Foundation and Personal Philanthropy,” Koch Family Foundations. Archived September 19, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6bfTqRFXO

  4. Koch Family Foundations,” SourceWatch. Accessed September, 2015.

  5. Andy Kroll. “Exposed: The Dark-Money ATM of the Conservative Movement,” Mother Jones, February 5, 2013.  Archived September 19, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6beJx5Avv

  6. Paul Abowd. “Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states,” The Centre for Public Integrity, February 14, 2013. Archived September 19, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6beK9z6Th

  7. About the Institute,” Charles Koch Institute. Archived September 19, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6bfTHZE2D

  8. “Charles Koch Institute,” 2013 Form 990-PFArchived .pdf on file at DeSmogBlog.

  9. Koch Pollution on Campus,” Greenpeace. Accessed May 19, 2017. Data on file at DeSmog.

  10. Koch Universities,” SourceWatch. Accessed September 19, 2015. 

  11. Daniel Schulman. “Charles Koch’s Brain,” Politico, September/October 2014. Archived September 20, 2015. WebCite URLhttp://www.webcitation.org/6bfksYEg5

  12. Koch and George Mason University,” DeSmogBlog.

  13. Christina Wilkie and Joy Resmovits. “Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students,” Huffington Post, July 16, 2014. Archived September 20, 2015. 

  14. John R. Mashey. “Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax 2” (PDF), October 23, 2012.

  15. Homepage, Fmkfoundation.org. Archived April 13, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/kBgKz

  16. Melanie Grayce West and John McCormick. “Billionaire David Koch, Who Used His Wealth to Reshape U.S. Politics, Dies at 79,” The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2019. Archived August 23, 2019. Archive.fo URLhttps://archive.fo/j9sUH

Additional Research