Koch Money at Colleges and Universities: Part II, N-W

In an earlier post, “The Koch Brothers Gifts to Higher Ed Come with Many Strings Attached” [https://academeblog.org/2014/08/18/the-koch-brothers-gifts-to-higher-ed-come-with-many-strings-attached/], I discussed the decision by Brooklyn College to decline a gift from the Koch Brothers Foundation.

To all appearances, it is one of the few colleges to have made such a decision.

A former colleague once said that higher education is just like the corporate world and government, with people scrambling to advance themselves and get whatever they can get—but it is all the more unseemly in higher education simply because the advancements and their rewards are so meager in comparison to those available in the corporate world and government.

The bloat in administrative positions and salaries may have narrowed that gap, at least somewhat, but what surprises me about the following list is how cheaply influence in higher education can still be bought, at least institution by institution.

The following list comes from the website PolluterWatch [http://polluterwatch.org/charles-koch-university-funding-database].

For some reason, the authors of that website have the list organized by city or town. I have reorganized it by institutional name. The institutions that have received more than $100,000 are in bold.


National University (La Jolla, CA): $31,708

New York University (New York, NY): $213,500

Newman University (Wichita, KS) $166,000

Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA): $3,805

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC): $22,000

Northeastern State University Tahlequah (Tahlequah, OK): $21,600

Northern Illinois Research Foundation (Dekalb, IL): $5,000

Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI): $1,000

Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID): $5,500

Northwest University (Kirkland, WA): $8,000

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation (Alva, OK): $10,750

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL): $451,154

Northwood University (Midland, MI): $88,000

Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA): $5,000

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH): $112,000

Ohio University Foundation (Athens, OH): $74,900

Oklahoma State University Foundation (Stillwater, OK): $36,400

Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA): $8,000

Pennsylvania State University (University Park,PA): $74,500

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA): $49,650

Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC): $6,743

Providence College (Providence, RI): $21,350

Ramapo College Foundation (Mahwah, NJ): $8,000

Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA): $9,000

Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA): $40,500

Renssalear Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY): $8,000

Rhodes College (Memphis, TN): $89,300

Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA): $15,000

Rockford College (Rockford, IL): $46,350

Rogers State University Foundation (Claremore, OK): $8,000

Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL): $16,350

Rutgers University (Camden, NJ): $13,500

Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI): $8,590

Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD): $36,000

San Diego State University Research Foundation (San Diego, CA): $5,500

San Jose State University Foundation (San Jose, CA): $187,900

Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA): $5,000

Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY): $22,500

Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ): $43,911

Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY): $12,600

Southeastern Baptist Theologic (Wake Forest, NC): $8,000

Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville, IL): $52,276

Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) $201,800

Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT): $9,200

St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA): $20,400

St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH): $3,000

St. Bonaventure University (St. Bonaventure, NY): $5,000

St. Cloud State University Foundation (Saint Cloud, MN): $26,700

St. Edwards University (Austin, TX): $11,000

St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY): $23,500

St. John’s University (Queens, NY): $89,562

St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY): $65,200

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Saint Mary’s City, MD): $7,000

St. Vincent College (Latrobe PA): $17,500

State University of New York (SUNY) (New York, NY): $53,000

Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX): $27,100

Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL): $7,500

Stonehill College (Easton, MA): $27,494

Suffolk University (Boston, MA): $784,560

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX): $25,700

Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX): $7,500

Texas State University–San Marcos (San Marcos, TX): $17,296

Townson University Foundation (Townson, MD): $4,650

Trinity College (Hartford, CT): $82,253

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX): $8,000

Troy University Foundation (Troy, AL): $1,474,500

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA): $6,000

University of Akron (Akron, OH): $25,750

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL): $4,874

University of Alabama, Huntsville (Huntsville, AL): $14,974

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, AL): $22,950

University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): $71,800

University of Arizona Foundation (Tuscon, AZ): $1,575,465

University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): $18,029

University of California, Davis (Davis, CA): $5,561

University of California, Los Angeles Foundation (Los Angeles, CA): $23,426

University of California, Riverside Foundation (Riverside, CA): $15,000

University of Central Arkansas Foundation (Conway, AR): $30,375

University of Colorado Foundation (Boulder, CO): $58,000

University of Dallas (Irving, TX): $63,000

University of Dayton (Dayton, OH): $46,250

University of Georgia Foundation (Athens, GA): $3,800

University of Hawaii (Hilo. HI): $7,500

University of Houston (Houston, TX): $20,000

University of Illinois, Springfield (Springfield, IL): $10,375

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY): $2,000

University of Louisville (Louisville, KY): $45,055

University of Maine—Machias (Machias, ME): $6,000

University of Maine—Orono (Portland, ME): $3,200

University of Maryland–Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD): $13,100

University of Memphis (Memphis, TN): $11,900

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) $18,607

University of Mississippi (University, MS): $15,500

University of Missouri—Columbia (Columbia, MO): $107,000

University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE): $39,949

University of Nevada Reno Foundation (Reno, NV): $15,000

University of New Orleans Foundation (New Orleans, LA): $6,000

University of North Alabama Foundation (Florence, AL): $7,000

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC): $221,800

University of North Carolina—Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): $7,500

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN): $27,650

University of Richmond (Richmond, VA): $41,175

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY): $9,000

University of San Diego (San Diego, CA): $34,620

University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): $8,000

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL): $22,086

University of South Florida Founation (Tampa, FL): $7,500

University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX): $30,000

University of Tennessee (Chattanooga, TN): $27,000

University of Texas at El Paso (Edinburg, TX): $21,975

University of Texas Pan American Foundation (Edinburg, TX): $59,300

University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington,TX): $19,500

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX): $11,400

University of Texas, San Antonio (San Antonio, TX): $11,500

University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): $15,000

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA): $54,000

University of Washington (Seattle, WA): $14,000

University of West Florida Foundation (Pensacola, FL): $30,000

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI): $7,082

University of Wisconsin Foundation, Madison (Madison, WI): $23,400

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (Green Bay, WI): $9,500

UNLV Foundation [University of Las Vegas] (Las Vegas, NV): $15,000

Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA): $8,000

Utah State University (Logan, UT): $1,489,500

Wake Forest University (Winston Salem, NC): $22,310

Washington College (Chestertown, MD): $8,000

Washington University–St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): $21,000

Webber International University (Babson Park, FL): $7,500

Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA): $8,000

Wesleyan University (Macon, GA): $24,300

West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX): $21,000

West Virginia University Foundation (Morgantown, WV): $1,698,500

Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC): $38,000

Western Kentucky University Foundation (Bowling Green, KY): $32,700

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI): $14,100

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA): $3,000

Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL): $13,900

Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV): $8,000

Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA): $6,000

Wichita State University (Wichita, KS) $116,000

William Jewell College (Liberty, MO): $5,100

Winston-Salem State University (Winston Salem, NC): $17,100

Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee, WI): $7,500

Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC): $7,500

Yeshiva University (New York, NY): $23,000




2 thoughts on “Koch Money at Colleges and Universities: Part II, N-W

  1. Hi Martin! Thank you for writing and especially for finding and using our database from PolluterWatch!

    FYI – the list can be resorted however you want: by grant amount, by school name, by state. You can sort alphabetically or reverse, highest to lowest numbers or vice versa – just click the title text of whichever column you’d like to sort by.

    Connor Gibson

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