The more charitable the Kochs are, the more it drives the left absolutely nuts.

Brian McVicar of M Live reported.

Markets and Morality: Koch brothers foundation bankrolls Hope College student group

A Hope College student group focusing on economics and Christianity has received a $13,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the billionaire industrialist and conservative donor.

The student group, Markets and Morality, will use the grant to fund students who wish to travel to conferences and expand the group’s interdisciplinary guest-speaker and film programs, the Christian liberal arts college said in a news release.

The group’s adviser, assistant professor of economics Sarah Estelle, declined to be interviewed about the grant. But in an emailed statement, she said the group is not bound by ideology.

“We explore conflicting viewpoints and encourage students from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to join the group,” she said. “By welcoming divergent opinions, we give students the space to reach their own conclusions, through critical thinking, about markets and morality.”

The Charles Koch Foundation supports more than 300 colleges and universities across the U.S., ranging from large public research institutions like Ohio State University to small private religious schools, according to information on the Koch Family Foundations and Philanthropy website.

In addition to Hope, at least five other Michigan schools – Hillsdale College and Michigan State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Saginaw Valley State universities – were among institutions listed as receiving funds. The foundation did not list amounts each institution received.