February 2018 Giving Report: $4 Million Match From Pineapple Fund

In February 2018, MAPS raised over $6.1 million in new donations and pledges from 597 supporters.

Starting on January 10, MAPS has been raising funds to be matched by a $4 million matching grant, offered by the Pineapple Fund. MAPS completed the matching grant on March 9, raising $8 million for our FDA Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD.

With these gifts, MAPS has now raised $26.2 million of the $26.7 million needed for our upcoming Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA. MAPS now needs an additional $500,000 to complete funding for the final stage of research needed to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy a legal prescription treatment for PTSD in the U.S. MAPS is currently seeking an additional $5 million for European Medicines Agency (EMA) trials to supplement the data gathered for the FDA.

On behalf of the millions of people and families who will benefit from legal MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD when it’s approved, we express our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and foundations who contributed to the Pineapple Fund matching grant. Leading contributors to the match included George Sarlo ($1,000,001), James Evans ($1,000,000), Libra Foundation ($600,000), anonymous ($400,000), Bo Shao and Oleg Gorelik ($348,235), William H Donner Foundation ($250,000), Jason Dorsett ($200,000), Cyan Bannister ($50,000), George Goldsmith and Katya Malievskaia ($25,000), James Bailey and Devon Aoki ($10,000), Robert Bienstock ($10,000), Fred and Katie Weber ($10,000), Paul and Kristina Eklund ($7,000), Robert Barnhart ($5,000), Ginger and Brad Coy ($5,000), Dale Okuno ($5,000), Joe Polish ($5,000), Jamie and Julie Wheel ($5,000), Jeffrey Zucker ($5000), Hal Elrod ($2,500), Virginia Pappadakis ($2,500), Scott Shannon ($2,000), Joseph Salazar ($1,274), Colin Wilson ($1,000), Don Scott ($1,000), James Ferrari ($1,000), Malanie Nahas ($1,000), Saj Razvi ($1,000), and many others.

We would also like to thank Christian Halper who donated $200,000 to MAPS research for approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), a donation which will be matched by Carey and Claudia Turnbull who have offered a $500,000 matching grant for EMA research.

We would also like to thank those who contributed to MAPS’ operating budget this month: Bailey Gimbel ($2,500), John Heilemann ($2,500), Sam Magro ($1,000), Benjamin Marinoff ($1,000), and many others.

MAPS relies on the generosity of individual donors to achieve our mission. Psychedelic science is again being conducted under federal guidelines, but no funding for psychedelic psychotherapy research is yet available from governments or major non-family foundations.

Help us reach our goal to make MDMA a medicine by 2021 by establishing a monthly gift of $10 or more. maps.org/donate

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