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Bridging Divides
Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks on the power of faith communities in healing divides
This month, The Faith Angle Forum — an organization that aims to strengthen reporting and commentary on how religious believers, religious convictions, and religiously grounded moral arguments affect American politics and public life — convened journalists and speakers for a two-day event focused on polarization, race, and religion in America. More
Economic Progress
Stand Together fellow pens new book on embracing the beauty of life’s complexity
In his new book, Neil Chilson demonstrates how people should embrace innovation as the preferred path to take on society’s biggest challenges, giving them the potential to address problems like the cost of living, upward economic mobility, environmental stewardship, health care, and social progress.  More
Economic Progress
Stand Together partners with VOMO to expand volunteerism across U.S.
The partnership with VOMO, a cloud-based volunteer platform powering more than 250,000 service projects globally, will expand access to volunteer engagement opportunities across Los Angeles and beyond. More
Criminal Justice Reform
A CEO’s journey from a prison-cell epiphany to community transformation
For those who serve time in prison, the work of rejoining society doesn’t end upon release — if anything, it’s just begun. Hope for Prisoners helps people exiting prison through all stages of reintegration. More
Economic Progress
Partnership with Love Has No Limits will mobilize thousands of volunteers
Stand Together Foundation committed $1 million to help fund LHNL’s seven initiatives, including a week-long effort bringing together faith communities in and around L.A. and mobilizing tens of thousands of people for a series of volunteer events. More
Reimagine Health Care
Stand Together-backed COVID Commission featured in Washington Post
The COVID Commission Planning Group, a nonpartisan project of which Stand Together is a part, will focus on understanding societal fault lines exposed by the pandemic and preserving the lessons of the COVID-19 crisis. More

Press Releases
Stand Together Fellow Neil Chilson releases new book, ‘Getting Out Of Control: Emergent Leadership in a Complex World’ Explores embracing the beauty of life’s chaos rather than grasping for control  ARLINGTON, Va. – September 23, 2021 – Today, Neil Chilson, the senior research fellow for technology and innovation at Stand Together – a philanthropic community tackling some of the biggest challenges of our […] More
September 23, 2021
More than 200,000 images from the archives of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be digitized to preserve Black history in America. More
August 11, 2021
The verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin reinforces two truths: The injustices endured by Black Americans are real and persistent. And our country contains within it the ability to address them. More
April 21, 2021
Stand Together announced the launch of the Common Ground: Immigration Pop-Up Exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. This installation launches alongside President Bush’s book and exhibit “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.” More
April 20, 2021
The Covid Commission Planning Group (CPG) will organize a National Commission that builds a foundation to understand the global impact of COVID-19 and how to protect against future public health catastrophes. More
April 13, 2021
The new e-book, “The Stories of Our Table”, celebrates the culinary contributions, stories, and life lessons of immigrants in this country. More
April 1, 2021
Stand Together, alongside other partners, co-found $30 million SkillUp Together Fund to provide displaced workers with opportunities to gain new skills and secure in-demand jobs. More
February 18, 2021
In a USA Today piece, Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan write about how the pandemic has exposed major flaws that have long existed in the education system and how the crisis is creating an opportunity to transform education for the better. More
February 17, 2021
Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks named to TIME 100Next list, recognizing Stand Together’s work on bridging divides and empowering people to solve the country’s biggest problems TIME has recognized Stand Together’s work to support innovative solutions that bridge divides on critical issues by naming Stand Together Chairman and CEO Brian Hooks to the 2021 TIME100 […] More
Charles Koch featured on Forbes’ 25 Most Generous Givers list The COVID-19 pandemic set off chaos around the world, and individuals and institutions worked to do their part to hinder the spread. Forbes magazine has recognized a few of those philanthropists for their generous contributions to lessen the impact of the virus and to help […] More
January 20, 2021