August Giving Report: MAPS Completes $30 Million Capstone Campaign 

In August 2020, MAPS raised $2,520,912 in donations and pledges from nearly 1,300 supporters. Of that amount, $2.246 million was pledged toward our $30 million Capstone Campaign to make MDMA a medicine. On August 20, 2020, the successful close of the $10 million challenge organized in partnership with Tim Ferriss and the Psychedelic Science Funders Collaborative (PSFC) was reported in an exclusive in the Wall Street Journal. Meeting this challenge marked the successful end of the $30 million Capstone Campaign. We are deeply grateful to the over 2,700 donors who contributed to reaching this incredible milestone. 

Additional funds raised in August include $182,039 for general support, $71,000 for health equity, $20,880 for other MDMA research, and $108 for harm reduction. An additional $80,845 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including Auryn Project – North Star ($50,000), ICEERS ($30,085), Bay Area Healers Resilience Fund ($308), Somatic Center Portland ($300), Bluelight ($50), Ceremony Health ($50), MAPS Canada ($30), Ayahuasca Foundation ($20), and Kaphi ($2).

We appreciate donations of any size and are particularly grateful to the following supporters for their generous contributions of $1,000 or more: 

Capstone Campaign

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation ($1,929,000)

Kasey Crown & David Comfort ($250,000) 

ROLLO ($25,000)

Jon Brandon ($1,800)

Torben Anker Sorensen ($1,030)

Lou Lukas ($1,030)

William A. Richards ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000)


Nathalie Marciano ($5,000) 

Health Equity

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation ($71,000) 

MDMA – Emory University

Sarena Snider, The Snider Foundation ($20,000) 


Tod Chubrich ($103,366)

Rockefeller Family Fund ($25,000)

Threshold Foundation ($15,821)

David Putterman, Cigna ($5,000) 

Margarita Deminskaya ($5,000)

Highfield Foundation ($1,000) 

Jeeshan Chowdhury ($1,000)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

MUD\WTR ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship Grantees

MAPS is honored to support a number of like-minded organizations by providing a fiscal sponsorship so that contributions for their social benefit projects may be tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Threshold Foundation ($30,000 – ICEERS) 

David Bronner, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ($25,000 – North Star Project, Auryn Project) 

Ford Smith, Ronin Health ($25,000 – North Star Project, Auryn Project) 

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.

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