November 2020 Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $328,000 for Psychedelic Research and Education

In November 2020, we raised $328,478 in donations and pledges from over 850 supporters. Of this amount: $152,694 is for MDMA-related projects; $100,000 for health equity; $46,757 for general support; $27,000 for publishing; $1,747 for psychedelic harm reduction and peer support; $250 for ibogaine research; and $30 for marijuana research.

We extend a special thank you to our monthly donors who contributed a total of $16,725 in November. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

We are 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. An additional $89,996 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT) ($28,364); ICEERS ($29,535); TheraPsil ($25,000); Ayahuasca Diaries ($5,000); Psychedelic Seminars ($1,800); Somatic Center Portland ($200); Bluelight ($45); Kaphi ($22); MAPS Canada ($20); and Bay Area Healers Resilience Fund ($10).

We extend a warm congratulations to Chacruna and VETS, Inc. on each achieving their 501(c)(3) status this year. We look forward to this new chapter in the growth of your organizations. Donations may now be made directly to Chacruna and VETS, Inc.

MAPS is pleased to welcome our new fiscal sponsorship grantees: Empyrean Temple Instituto Phaneros How We Heal Nautilus Sanctuary The Psychedelic Renaissance / Spelt Productions

Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT)


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


Anonymous ($3,000)
Annabet Berlin, Berlin Family Fund ($1,500)
Claus Derganc ($1,500)
Jacob Voges, New Wave Design and Verification ($1,500)
Donna Baier Stein ($1,000)
Rick Greenthal and Dr. Michelle Yount ($1,000)
Robert and Nancy Ley ($1,000)
MUD\WTR ($1,000)
Ryan Orbuch ($1,000)
Christian Saenger ($1,000)
Gwen Swinarton ($1,000)
Cassandra Carlone Tacheny ($1,000)
Jiri Techet ($1,000)
Anonymous ($1,000)
Phase 3 for FDA/Capstone Campaign
Navy Seal Foundation ($50,000)

Phase 3 for EMA/Global Access

Carey and Claudia Turnbull ($100,000)

Zendo Project

Anonymous ($1,139)

Health Equity

David Bronner, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ($100,000)


Psychedelic Literacy Fund ($27,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship Grantees

Thomas and Khaliya Ermacora ($29,500) – ICEERS
David Bronner, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ($25,000) – TheraPsil
Anonymous ($10,500) – Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT)
Tom McAllister ($7,500) – Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT)
Christopher Lindstrom ($5,000) – Ayahuasca Diaries
Carly Moore ($2,100) – Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT)
Rob Sprinz ($2,000) – Santa Fe Integrative Therapy (SFIT)
Colm Walker ($1,300) – Psychedelic Seminars

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 therapy research is yet available from governments or major foundations. 

Together, we can legalize psychedelic medicine. 

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