USA Today – Koch brothers’ new group will take on poverty, educational quality

Posted on January 29, 2016

, USA TODAY 5:00 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — The political and policy empire controlled by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is building a non-profit wing its leaders say will work to address deep-seated social ills and “revitalize civil society.” Its initial efforts will focus on poverty and educational quality.

The organization, known as Stand Together, is still in its start-up phase but aims to raise $15 million this year, top officials told USA TODAY in the first interview about the new organization.  Organizers described Stand Together as engaging in “venture philanthropy” aimed at “strengthening the fabric of American society.”

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