Koch companies work to advance equal rights, openness and progress through mutual benefit and the belief that all people are capable of extraordinary things. Koch serves as an active and engaged community partner, developing collaborative relationships while supporting bottom-up solutions that lead to prosperous communities. We prioritize enhancing those communities where we live and work, focusing on opportunities that expand opportunity and develop human potential through education, youth empowerment and skill development.
Application timeline and process:
Koch offers an annual open-solicitation period. Eligible charitable organizations should apply prior to September 15 for funding consideration for the following calendar year.
To apply for grant funding:
- Organizations should be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) charitable organization, accredited school or government subdivision supporting a community in proximity to a Koch company location.
- The organization must not be seeking support for any of the below:
- Individual support (for-profit business start-up, personal need, tuition support)
- Support for a political cause, candidate, legislative lobbying or advocacy effort
- A church, religious denomination or religious/theological school
- A social, alumni or fraternal organization serving a limited constituency
- Chronic disease or end-of-life care
- Animal-related programs
Philanthropic focus areas:
Proposals for funding will be considered should the program, event or campaign make a significant and innovative impact in one of the below areas:
- Youth Development
- Workforce Development
- Community Development and Engagement
- Environment and Public Safety
Available grant funds will be awarded based on proposals that align within the above priorities. Effective applications should consider:
- What programs does your organization currently offer? Provide additional detail on the program related to the request for support.
- Who is the target population?
- How is the program/event meeting a key community need? Is the approach unique and innovative?
- How do you define success? What are your key indicators of progress?
- Does your program or organization collaborate with other institutions?