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CHARLES KOCH FOUNDATION

ARLINGTON, VA 22201-2501 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 2014
  • EIN: 48-0918408
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards (Educational Institutions and Related Activities)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

Full Text

990PF (filed on June 15, 2021)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Total Revenue

$66,719,973

Total Expenses $156,476,061
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $36,154,694 54.2%
Interest revenue $6,967,452 10.4%
Dividends $12,244,485 18.4%
Sales of assets $3,007,090 4.5%
Other income $8,346,252 12.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $148,258,644 94.7%
Compensation of officers* $337,253 0.2%
Other
Total Assets $550,602,542
Total Liabilities $7,337,484
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $337,253
CHARLES RUGER (DIRECTOR UNI INVESTM) $249,064
BRETT HINKEY (SENIOR PROGRAM OFFIC) $207,669
BRENNAN BROWN (DIRECTORY, HIGHER ED) $186,255
JOHN POREBA (SENIOR PROGRAM OFFIC) $180,000
DAVID RIGGS (DIRECTOR, PHILANTHRO) $157,280
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR / CHAIRMAN) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
DALE GIBBENS (DIRECTOR) $0
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR) $0
SUSAN MOTIFF (TREASURER) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VP OF RESEARCH & POLICY) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Full Text

990PF (filed on Jan. 21, 2020)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $279,844
CHARLES RUGER (DIRECTOR UNIV INVEST) $239,280
BRETT HINKEY (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $175,017
BRENNAN BROWN (DIR EDUC PARTNERSHIP) $161,406
JOHN POREBA (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $151,500
JOHN HARDIN (DIR UNIV RELATIONS) $118,344
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR / CHAIRMAN) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK PARTIAL (DIRECTOR) $0
DALE GIBBENS (DIRECTOR) $0
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR) $0
ROBERT HEATON PARTIAL (OUTGOING TREASURER) $0
SUSAN MOTIFF PARTIAL (INCOMING TREASURER) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VICE PRESIENT OF RESEARCH) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Full Text

990PF (filed on Jan. 28, 2019)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (VP HIGHER EDUCATION) $265,839
CHARLES RUGER (DIRECTOR UNIV INVEST) $208,760
BRETT HINKEY (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $165,210
JOHN HARDIN (DIR UNIV RELATIONS) $162,394
BRENNAN BROWN (DIR EDUC PARTNERSHIP) $147,510
JOHN POREBA (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $129,979
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR / CHAIRMAN) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK (DIRECTOR (PARTIAL)) $0
DALE GIBBENS (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $0
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH) $0
ROBERT HEATON (TREASURER) $0
KEVIN GENTRY (VICE PRESIDENT) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Full Text

990PF (filed on Jan. 2, 2018)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (VP HIGHER EDUCATION) $249,228
CHARLES RUGER (DIRECTOR UNIV INVEST) $190,982
DEBI GHATE (DIRECTOR ACAD INVEST) $166,825
JOHN HARDIN (DIR UNIV RELATIONS) $162,759
ADAM KISSEL (SR PGM OFF UNIV INVE) $159,357
BRETT HINKEY (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $145,986
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR / CHAIRMAN) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK (DIRECTOR) $0
DALE GIBBINS (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $0
DUSTIN PERRY (TREASURER) $0
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH) $0
ROBERT HEATON (TREASURER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

PDF

990-PF

Full Text

990PF (filed on April 12, 2017)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Total Revenue

$100,998,483

Total Expenses $50,060,982
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $98,457,094 97.5%
Interest revenue $4,932,581 4.9%
Dividends $6,214,751 6.2%
Sales of assets $0
Other income $4,156,402 4.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $50,559,567 > 100%
Compensation of officers* $548,536 1.1%
Other
Total Assets $581,820,574
Total Liabilities $3,185,226
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR) $255,061
RYAN STOWERS (VP HIGHER EDUCATION) $238,108
CHARLES RUGER (DIRECTOR UNIV INVEST) $162,823
DEBI GHATE (DIRECTOR ACAD INVEST) $151,864
BRENNAN BROWN (ASSOC DIR UNIV INVES) $144,433
JOHN HARDIN (DIR UNIV RELATIONS) $138,580
BRETT HINKEY (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $137,605
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR/ CHAIRMAN) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK (DIRECTOR) $0
DALE GIBBENS (DIRECTOR) $0
DUSTIN PERRY (TREASURER) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH) $0
KEVIN GENTRY (VICE PRESIDENT) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

PDF

990-PF

Full Text

990PF (filed on Feb. 10, 2016)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Total Revenue

$155,619,178

Total Expenses $42,086,606
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $141,721,870 91.1%
Interest revenue $4,204,578 2.7%
Dividends $4,606,119 3.0%
Sales of assets $5,062,431 3.3%
Other income $24,180 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $36,085,910 85.7%
Compensation of officers* $362,227 0.9%
Other
Total Assets $535,925,685
Total Liabilities $8,227,838
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (VP HIGHER EDUCATION) $196,594
CHARLES RUGER (DIR. UNIV. INVEST.) $132,590
DEREK JOHNSON (DIR. EDUCATIONAL DEV) $119,872
BRIAN HOOKS (PRESIDENT) $119,093
DEBI GHATE (DIR ACAD/HIGHER ED) $116,935
ADAM KISSEL (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $114,423
BRENNAN BROWN (ASSOC DIR ACAD PRGMS) $107,484
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR/ CHAIRMAN) $0
HEATHER LOVE (TREASURER) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK (PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR) $0
DALE GIBBENS (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $0
DUSTIN PERRY (TREASURER) $0
WILLIAM RUGER (VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH) $0
KEVIN GENTRY (VICE PRESIDENT) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

PDF

990-PF

Full Text

990PF (filed on Dec. 29, 2014)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990PF

Total Revenue

$181,048,911

Total Expenses $31,522,949
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $168,331,010 93.0%
Interest revenue $4,605,686 2.5%
Dividends $3,042,702 1.7%
Sales of assets $5,066,135 2.8%
Other income $3,378 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $27,712,608 87.9%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $420,089,291
Total Liabilities $4,890,901
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
RYAN STOWERS (PGM DIR HIGHER EDUC) $193,348
CHARLES RUGER (PGM OFF HIGHER EDUC) $100,137
ADAM KISSEL (PGM OFF UNIV INVEST) $99,470
BRENNAN BROWN (PGM OFF ACAD PROGRAM) $95,765
DEREK JOHNSON (PGM OFF HIGHER EDUC) $94,181
CHARLES CHASE KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
ELIZABETH B KOCH (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLES G KOCH (DIRECTOR/ CHAIRMAN) $0
HEATHER LOVE (TREASURER) $0
BRIAN MENKES (SECRETARY) $0
RICHARD H FINK (PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

PDF

990-PF

Raw XML

990PF

Total Revenue

$71,149,554

Total Expenses $17,571,425
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $60,025,464 84.4%
Interest revenue $1,415 0.0%
Dividends $3,918,994 5.5%
Sales of assets $5,391,703 7.6%
Other income $1,811,978 2.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $17,610,096 > 100%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $267,770,453
Total Liabilities $2,098,025
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

PDF

990-PF

Total Revenue

$6,145,668

Total Expenses $24,466,833
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $26,427 0.4%
Interest revenue $92,590 1.5%
Dividends $3,462,155 56.3%
Sales of assets $2,545,112 41.4%
Other income $19,384 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $20,935,520 85.6%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $216,354,373
Total Liabilities $2,882,692
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

990-PF

Raw XML

990PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990-PF
990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and full Form 990 documents, in both PDF and digital formats.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2019 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2018 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs and digital copies of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of separate releases by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency, which we update regularly.

We also link to copies of audits nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year since 2016. These audits are copied from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

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Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

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