Grants for buddhist organizations

197 buddhist nonprofit organizations received at least $21.3 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 152 grants made from 118 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 118 foundations, 85% made just a single grant to buddhist orgs, and 1% made grants to four or more buddhist orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$21,292,040
Total grant dollars given to buddhist organizations
152
Number of grants made annually to buddhist organizations
118
Number of grantmakers funding buddhist organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to buddhist organizations

Foundations that support buddhist nonprofit organizations

Out of all grants made to buddhist organizations, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 99% of the dollar-value of grants to buddhist orgs. Foundations funding buddhist orgs also made grants to religious organizations, universities, food banks, international humanitarian organizations, and educational service providers.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
94
Medium
 
6
Large
 
18
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
4
Private
 
94
Corporate
 
12
Other
 
8

Grants made

Grants made to buddhist orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
101
2-3
 
15
4-10
 
2
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting buddhist nonprofit organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to buddhist orgsNumber of grants made to buddhist orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%10$361
Chintamani FoundationCAState2.9%6$105
Timely RainCOMetro12.7%3$4,500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%3$3,100
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%3$1,000
Chor Chai Marie and Gregory Tan Family FoundationCAMetro13.1%3$2,500
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%3$1,500
Dhanakosha FoundationCAMetro18.2%2$5,000
Maine Community FoundationMEState0.0%2$5,000
Fongs 2014 Family FoundationTXMetro32.1%2$2,500

Buddhist nonprofit organizations grantees

Buddhist organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 0% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 0% of all buddhist orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
151
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,150
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$573
>$5M
 
n/a

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
65
New York
 
13
New Jersey
 
7
Florida
 
7
Other
 
60

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Los Angeles
 
29
San Francisco
 
21
New York City
 
16
San Jose
 
8
Other
 
66

Top 25 grants made to buddhist organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation$21,020,835ReligionSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara$5,000Best Use.Spruce Street Foundation
Yeru Bon Center$5,000To Help Fund the Recipients Operating BudgetDe La Cour Family Foundation
Won Buddhism of America$5,000Matching GrantsAbbvie Foundation
Sunyata Meditation Association of Texas$5,000MGShell Oil Company Foundation
Insight Meditation Community of Washington$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Scott and Patrice Brickman Family Foundation
Touch the World Ministries$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Chrinian Family Foundation
Heart Essence Sangha$5,000Manjushri Education ProjectDhanakosha Foundation
Light of Berotsana$5,000GeneralDhanakosha Foundation
Wat Padhammachart$5,000Promote Buddhist ReligionThe Walmilly Foundation
Khmer Rescue Mission of Washington (KRM)$5,000Emergency Food and Other Relief for Families in CambodiaThe Family Home Foundation
Budhist Temple Meditation Cent$5,000Religious OrganizationMaine Community Foundation
Wat Mongkolratanaram$5,000Religious OrganizationMaine Community Foundation
Dhamma Wheel Meditation Society$5,000Operating PurposesSSS Foundation
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation$5,000Charitable DonationTeresa and Stephen Family Foundation
Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center$5,000Blackstone Valley's Food ProgramsThe Rhode Island Foundation
Cancer Association of Darke County$5,000Operating ExpensesHarry D Stephens Memorial
Open Gate Sangha$5,000Board DiscretionMichael S Engl Family Foundation
Jewish School of Miami Corporation$5,000General Support To Carry Out the Mission of the OrganizationGreater Miami Jewish Federation
Kadampa Meditation Center New York$5,000General FundThe Blueflash Foundation
The Southern Palm Zen Group$5,000General SupportCommunity Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Clouds in Water Zen Center$5,000Unrestricted GrantMeyer J and Norma L Ragir Foundation
Cancer Association of Darke County$5,000Help Clients With TransportationLydia Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund
Sakyong Foundation$5,000Religious PurposesTimely Rain
Dharmakaya Buddhist Center of Reno$5,000Religious OrganizationRonald L Olson Charitable Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Buddhist organizations" category for this page is determined by the "X50: Buddhist" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.