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Koch Family Foundations

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Koch Family Foundations consist of the David H. Koch Foundation, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, and the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation. [1] Charles and David Koch lead Koch Industries, one of the richest privately held corporations in the world, and they are two of the two twenty wealthiest people in the world. David leads the foundation that shares his name; Charles leads the foundation that shares his name; and Charles and his family sit on the board of the Lambe Foundation, which is led by one of the brothers' long-time confidantes in advancing their ideological agenda, Richard Fink.

Billionaire brothers Charles (L) and David Koch


Organizations funded

Below is a list of some of the present or past recipients of funding from one or more of these foundations:

American Legislative Exchange Council (received a loan of $500,000 in 1996)[2]
Cato Institute
Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation
George Mason University
George Mason University Foundation, Inc.
Heritage Foundation
Institute for Justice
Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
Reason Foundation
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Institute for Humane Studies
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
Washington Legal Foundation
Capital Research Center
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Inc.
National Center for Policy Analysis
Citizens for Congressional Reform Foundation
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc.
American Legislative Exchange Council
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Political Economy Research Center, Inc.
Media Institute
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
University of Chicago
Defenders of Property Rights
University of Kansas Endowment Assocation
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Center for Individual Rights
Heartland Institute
Texas Justice Foundation
Institute for Policy Innovation
Center of the American Experiment
Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Young America's Foundation
Henry Hazlitt Foundation
Atlantic Legal Foundation
National Taxpayers Union Foundation
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Philanthropy Roundtable
Free Enterprise Institute
John Locke Foundation
Hudson Institute, Inc.
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
National Environmental Policy Institute
Washington University
Pacific Legal Foundation
American Council for Capital Formation
Institute for Political Economy
State Policy Network
Fraser Institute
Mackinac Center
Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Institute for Objectivist Studies
Americans for Prosperity Bill of Rights Institute
Mercatus Center
Whitman College

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  1. Media Matters Action Network Who's Funding the Conservative Movement?, accessed March 1, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, May 14, 1999
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