October Giving Report: MAPS Raises $172,841, Hosts Annual NYC Benefit Dinner

In October 2019, MAPS raised $172,841 in new donations and pledges from 906 supporters. Of that amount, $95,251 was for general support and $15,839 for the Zendo Project, $51,551 for MDMA research and $200 for ibogaine research. Additional funds were raised for fiscal sponsorships ($33,946) and by MAPS Canada ($15,600).

We hosted our annual NYC Benefit Dinner at the New York Academy of Medicine on October 12. It was a beautiful night of connection and celebration with our NYC community of researchers, therapists, and supporters. Our generous community collectively raised $35,301 in donations and pledges to support the expansion of psychedelic medicine!

Currently, MAPS estimates $10 million is needed for European Medicines Agency (EMA) Phase 3 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD 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 still need an estimated $8 million to support the completion of the European Phase 3 program and make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD available to people across Europe.

We extend a special thanks to those who so generously supported MAPS last month:

General Support:

  • Franklin Fund ($50,000)
  • Threshold Foundation ($37,275)
  • Aubrey Marcus ($10,000)
  • Nancy Keen Palmer-Gift ($10,000)
  • Mack Fuhrer ($2,500)
  • Peter Taubkin ($2,000)
  • Cody L. Stone ($1,800)
  • Cartograph LLC ($1,250)
  • Brian J. Smith Giving Fund ($1,000)
  • Michael Cazayoux ($1,000)
  • Tom Lee ($1,000)
  • Jackee Stang ($1,000)
  • Kent Tomaselli ($1,000)
  • Keith Ubben ($1,000)
  • Billie-Grace Ward ($1,000)

Harm Redution:

  • Yvonne Read ($2,500)
  • Green Canoe Foundation ($1,000)
  • Benjamin Halper ($1,000)
  • James Lamberg ($1,000)
  • Anonymous ($1,000)
  • Anonymous ($1,000)

Fiscal Sponsorships:

  • Open Society Foundations (OSF) ($20,000) — From Shock to Awe
  • Simon Scott ($4,282) — Aniwa
  • William H. Donner Foundation ($1,000) — Chacruna

MAPS Canada

  • Sunshine Coast Health Centre Ltd. ($10,000)
  • 1-R32 Foundation ($5,000)

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.

Together, we can legalize psychedelic medicine.
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