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.

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.[3]

Alumni

Non-Profit Internships Program

The Non-Profit Internship Program places interns at "partner organizations," many of which are non-profits in right-wing State Policy Network. According to the website, the areas of focus are:[7]

  • Policy & research analysis
  • Communications & public relations
  • Marketing & digital media
  • Development & fundraising
  • Graphic design & video production
  • Project management
  • Operations & IT

Non-Profit Partner Organizations

As of April 2018:[8]

Former Partners

Media and Journalism Fellowship

CKI describes this program as a "year-long fellowship program offers media and creative professionals the opportunity to refine their skills while learning about the crucial role of free speech and a free press in our society. You’ll work full time in the industry while taking your experience to the next level with our world-class curriculum."[9]

Fellows work full-time for a media outlet while in the program in the following positions:

  • Journalists (broadcast, investigative, & multi-platform).
  • Editors (daily reporting and editorial content).
  • PR professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Copywriters
  • Impact producers
  • Video producers & videographers
  • Graphic designers

Media and Journalism Fellowship Partners

As of April 2018:[10]

  • AllSides
  • Emergent Order
  • Freethink Media
  • Mercury Radio/The Blaze
  • Moving Picture Institute
  • RealClear
  • Reason
  • Red Edge
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Ventures Africa
  • Young Voices

Liberty@Work Program

As of April 2018 this program is no longer described on the CKI website:

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."[11]

Partner Organizations[12]

Core Financials

2016[13]

  • Total Revenue: $16,998,220
  • Total Expenses: $25,852,606
  • Net Assets: $298,372,610

2015[14]

  • Total Revenue: $9,410,647
  • Total Expenses: $21,402,905
  • Net Assets: $269,582,658

2014[15]

  • Total Revenue: $37,041,550
  • Total Expenses: $17,242,481
  • Net Assets: $290,011,122

2013[16]

  • Total Revenue: $52,029,075
  • Total Expenses: $10,605,097
  • Net Assets: $270,962,528

2012[17]

  • Total Revenue: $170,261,053
  • Total Expenses: $8,577,448
  • Net Assets: $223,591,971

2011[18]

  • Total Revenue: $63,172,400
  • Total Expenses: $2,251,895
  • Net Assets: $60,920,505

Grants Distributed

2016[19]

2015[20]

Personnel

As of November 2017:[13]

Board of Directors

Staff

  • Brian Hooks, President
  • Dale Gibbens, Executive Vice President
  • Arianne Massey: Director of Talent Development
  • Brian Menkes: Secretary
  • Robert Heaton, Teasurer
  • William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy
  • Kathleen Roberts: Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Alison Winters, Managing Director of Research and Policy
  • Derek Johnson, Director Education Development
  • Vikrant Reddy, Senior Research Fellow
  • Tonya Mullins: Director of Communications

Former Staff

Contact Information

Charles Koch Institute
1320 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-875-1600
Fax: 703-875-1601
Website: https://www.charleskochinstitute.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CKinstitute
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CKinstitute/

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, "Associate Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  4. Charles Koch Institute, "After the Program," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  5. Emily Yehle, The most active nonprofit you've never heard of, E&E, November 14, 2012.
  6. Brooke Williams and Matt Pearce, Issa oversight committee staffs up with industry insiders, Center for Public Integrity, February 28, 2011.
  7. Charles Koch Institute, "[1]," organization website, accessed April 2018.
  8. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 10, 2018.
  9. Charles Koch Institute, "Media and Journalism Fellowship," organization website, accessed April 2018.
  10. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 10, 2018.
  11. Charles Koch Institute, "Liberty@Work," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  12. Charles Koch Institute, "Partner Organizations," organization website, accessed April 17, 2014.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Charles Koch Institute, 2016 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 15, 2017.
  14. Charles Koch Institute, 2015 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 15, 2016.
  15. Charles Koch Institute, 2014 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 16, 2015.
  16. Charles Koch Institute, 2013 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 17, 2014.
  17. Charles Koch Institute, 2012 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 15, 2013.
  18. Charles Koch Institute, 2011 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 21, 2012.
  19. Charles Koch Institute, 2016 IRS Form 990, Schedule I, organizational tax filing, November 13, 2017.
  20. Charles Koch Institute, 2015 IRS Form 990, Schedule I, organizational tax filing, November 15, 2016.