Van Konynenburg Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Van Konynenburg Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, religious institutions, health, and human services. 

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. 

PROFILE: The Van Konynenburg Foundation was established in 1993. Its was founded by real estate investment mogul D. Michael Van Konynenburg and his wife Claire. D. Michael Van Konynenburg cofounded Secured Capital Corp, a Los Angeles real estate investment banking firm, and is currently president of Eastdil Secured. The foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website, which makes it difficult to locate further information on its priority areas and grantmaking strategies. Tax filings suggest the Van Konynenburg Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, religious institutions, health, and human services. 

Van Konynenburg supports his alma mater UC Davis. The family also supports other schools with which they have a personal connection. They also appear to have an interest in religious institutions, which influences a component of their giving. 

Grants range from $1,000 to $191,500. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $683,000. Past grantees include UCLA Foundation (Van Konynenburg is a founding board member of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management); Calvary Christian School; Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades; City of Hope; USC (the couple are parents); and Union Rescue Mission.

The Van Konynenburg Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

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CONTACT:

Van Konynenburg Foundation
13681 West Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272