Who is Stand Together?

Stand Together is a philanthropic community. We help America’s boldest changemakers tackle the root causes of our country’s biggest problems.

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Our Vision and Principles

Stand Together’s vision is for a society where every person can realize their potential and live a life of meaning. That is the North Star that guides everything we do.

Stand Together partner and New York Times bestselling author Todd Rose shows how our principles are at the heart of America’s progress.

Learn more about how we put these principles into practice, helping changemakers tackle the root causes of our country’s biggest problems.

A Philanthropic Community with National Scale

The Stand Together community partners with changemakers in all 50 states – from nonprofit leaders to Fortune 50 CEOs, educators, professional athletes, civil rights leaders, Grammy-winning musicians, and grassroots activists.

Learn more about how we help our partners transform their results, providing access to capabilities including funding, a unique network, and playbooks for applying principles that are proven to help people thrive.

Founder and Leadership

Stand Together was founded in 2003, but our story really started more than 50 years ago. It began with Charles Koch — a Forbes Top-25 philanthropist and the CEO of the largest private company in the country.

Today, Brian Hooks is the chairman and CEO of Stand Together. He is co-author with Charles of Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World and a 2021 TIME 100 Next honoree, featuring leaders shaping the future of their fields.

Watch Charles and Brian answer frequently asked questions about Stand Together’s approach to philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, funding, politics, and more.

Stand Together – A Philanthropic Community

The Stand Together community includes independent organizations that specialize in different issues and activities. These organizations partner with thousands of additional groups tackling our country’s biggest problems.