In July 2019, MAPS raised $102,952 in new donations and pledges from 779 supporters. Of that amount, $45,688 was for general support and $55,000 was in matching grant pledges for the Zendo Project.
In August 2019, MAPS launched our annual crowdfunding campaign for the Zendo Project, a MAPS harm reduction program that provides peer support training and services for challenging psychedelic experiences. The Zendo Project is working towards a fully sustainable model where program expenses are fully covered by event venues and producers or are recovered through training fees. Until the Zendo Project is fully sustainable, we rely on support from donors to bring psychedelic harm reduction to the places it’s needed most. This year, our campaign has a total of $55,000 available in matching grants from three generous supporters ($30,000 from the Riverstyx Foundation, $15,000 from Connor Hill, and $10,000 from Dan McMurtrie). The first $55,000 in donations to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, effectively doubling the impact of these gifts!
Currently, MAPS estimates $9-$10 million is needed for European Medicines Agency (EMA) trials to supplement the data gathered for the FDA. In May 2019, MAPS reached our initial goal of $2 million raised for this program, facilitating the continuation of critical start up activities for the planned trials in multiple European countries.
We extend a special thanks to those who so generously supported MAPS last month:
- Ginger and Brad Coy ($5,000)
- Brooke Stone ($3,000)
- Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski ($2,000)
- Garrett Greenburg ($1,200)
- MUD\WTR ($1,200)
- Marya Hecht ($1,000)
- Dawn McCollough ($1,000)
- John Renesch ($1,000)
- The RiverStyx Foundation ($30,000)
- Connor Hill ($15,000)
- Dan McMurtrie ($10,000)
- Steven Charles Schlansker ($1,000)
- Sunshine Coast Health Centre Ltd. ($10,000)
- Mark and Laurel Plimley Fund ($2,000)
MAPS fiscally sponsors like-minded organizations and projects. This list includes donors who have contributed $1,000+ to organizations we fiscally sponsor.
- Robin Wechkin and Bill Bolosky ($49,687) – AIMS Institute
- Anonymous ($30,000) – From Shock to Awe
- Harry A. Morton ($5,000) – The Mission Within
- Louis Schwartzberg ($5,000) – Prescription X
MAPS relies on the generosity of individual donors to achieve its mission. Psychedelic science is again being conducted under federal guidelines, but no funding for psychedelic psychotherapy research is yet available from governments or major 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