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About Us
Who is Stand Together?

Stand Together is a philanthropic community that helps America’s boldest changemakers tackle the root causes of our country’s biggest problems, from education to the economy, broken communities, and toxic division, among dozens of other pressing issues. We provide our partners with access to resources including funding, a unique network of peers, and a playbook for applying proven principles to transform lives and society.

Our North Star

Stand Together is working to move toward a society where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of meaning and succeed by benefitting others.

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A philanthropic community with national scale

Complex problems require a comprehensive approach. That's why the Stand Together community partners with a wide diversity of changemakers, including thousands of nonprofit leaders, Fortune 50 CEOs and philanthropists, NFL legends, civil rights leaders, Grammy-winning musicians, and grassroots policy activists.

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Our history & leadership

Stand Together was founded in 2003, but our story really started more than 50 years ago. It began with our founder Charles Koch — the chairman and co-CEO of one of the largest private companies in America and a Forbes Top 25 philanthropist who has donated $7 billion to nonprofit causes over his lifetime.

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 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.


Learn more about the ways Stand Together is empowering people to solve our country's biggest problems.

Headshot of Stand Together Senior Vice President Evan Feinberg ICYMI: Local Communities Hold the Key to Solving Foster Care and More

Evan Feinberg's USA Today op-ed highlights local solutions over top-down programs

July 5, 2024

Headshot of Stand Together Senior Vice President Evan Feinberg ICYMI: 6 Ways To Encourage Entrepreneurship In Your Organization

A principles-based approach will drive the type of innovation the social sector needs.

May 28, 2024

Headshot of Stand Together Senior Vice President Evan Feinberg ICYMI: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges Requires Working Together

Great mental health treatments don’t need to be expensive, writes Stand Together's Evan Feinberg in USA Today.

May 16, 2024

Marcus King Marcus King, Stand Together Bring 1 Million Strong To Mood Swings Tour

The partnership will focus on breaking down barriers by destigmatizing addiction and prioritizing mental health, empowering everyone to live their best life.

May 9, 2024

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