Charles Koch Institute

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According to its website, the Charles Koch Institute "educates and trains professionals on the importance of economic freedom and how it increases well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers in advancing economic freedom."[1] The Institute was created from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation in September 2011 as 501(c)(3) educational organization. It sponsors the Koch Associate Program, Koch Internship Program, Koch Summer Fellow Program, and Liberty@Work. The Charles Koch Institute is an "associate" member of the State Policy Network.[2]

Koch Wiki

The Koch brothers -- David and Charles -- are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.

Finances

Based on its 2012 IRS 990 filing, the Institute received $168,295,046 in contributions and grants and had total expenses of $8,577,448 It also listed assets of $223,926,592.[3]

Koch Associate Program

Koch Associates work at a right-wing Washington, DC partner organization full-time while spending one day per week learning about the Koch's Market Based Management philosophy at the Charles Koch Institute.[4]

Partner Organizations[5]

Alumni

Koch Internship Program

Interns spend a college term working at a non-profit group while spending one day per week at the Charles Koch Institute "engaging in reading discussions, group projects, lectures, and Market-Based Management® workshops."[9]

Partner Organizations[10]

Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Koch Summer Fellow Program describes itself as a program that "uniquely combines policy work experience with professional education through a rigorous nine-week program. Through the program, fellows are connected to policy and research roles at more than eighty think tanks and non-profit organizations across the country, working on a variety of federal and state-based issues. Alongside the in-depth work experience, fellows undertake a rigorous curriculum of market-based policy analysis, participate in professional education seminars, and engage in theoretical discourse on the ideas of a free society."[11]

Partner Organizations[12]

Liberty@Work

Liberty@Work bills itself as "a web-based professional education and training program for individuals interested in advancing economic freedom. In collaboration with state-based non-profit organizations from all across the country, participants have the chance to undergo management training for four hours every Wednesday and further expand their skills and network while working in full-time positions. Additionally, participants travel to Washington, DC for the first week of the program and meet in-person for three other professional education summits."[13]

Partner Organizations[14]

Leadership[15]

Board of Directors

Staff

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Charles Koch Institute, "About the Institute," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  2. State Policy Network, Directory, State Policy Network, 2016.
  3. Charles Koch Institute, "2012 Form 990," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  4. Charles Koch Institute, "Associate Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  5. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  6. Charles Koch Institute, "After the Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  7. Emily Yehle, The most active nonprofit you've never heard of, E&E, November 14, 2012.
  8. Brooke Williams and Matt Pearce, Issa oversight committee staffs up with industry insiders, Center for Public Integrity, February 28, 2011.
  9. Charles Koch Institute, "Internship Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  10. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  11. Charles Koch Institute, "Summer Fellow Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  12. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  13. Charles Koch Institute, "Liberty@Work," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  14. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  15. Charles Koch Institute, "2012 Form 990," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.