September 2020 Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $1.5 Million for Psychedelic Research and Education

In September 2020, MAPS raised $1,569,843 in donations and pledges from over 900 supporters. Of this amount, $1.346 million is for general support, $122,621 for MDMA related projects, $75,000 for Expanded Access, $25,000 for health equity, $658 for harm reduction and events and $250 for ibogaine research.

An additional $153,797 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including Nierika ($43,050), ICEERS ($15,010), The Psychedelic Therapist ($15,000), Somatic Center Portland ($5,000), Psychedelic Seminars ($420), Bay Area Healers Resilience Fund ($100), Bluelight ($75), Ceremony Health ($70), MAPS Canada ($20), Psykia Institute ($10) 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: 


Anonymous ($900,000) 

Mental Insight Foundation ($300,000) 

David Golob ($50,000) 

Eliza Palandjian ($25,000) 

Lopker Family Foundation ($15,000) 

Barbara Bartlett ($10,000) 

Tom Hunden ($5,000) 

Buckmaster Foundation ($3,000) 

David and Karen Branson ($2,000) 

Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation ($2,000) 

Dieter Ramaekers and Susan Kavanagh ($1,013) 

Dillon Chambers ($1,000) 

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Jordan Swartz ($1,000) 

MUD\WTR ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000) 

Phase 3 Europe 

Anonymous ($10,000) 

Phase 3 

William H. Donner Foundation ($100,000) 

Anonymous ($3,600) 

Fred Kang ($1,500) 

AbbVie ($1,000)

Kevin L. Waldman ($1,000)

Marc Gunther and Karen Schneider ($1,000) 

Expanded Access 

Craig Nerenberg ($75,000) 

Health Equity 

Craig Nerenberg ($25,000) 

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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