February 2021 Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $392,000 for Psychedelic Research and Education

In February 2021, we raised $392,256 in donations and pledges from over 950 supporters. Of this amount, $380,896 is for general support; $10,000 is for Health Equity; $500 is for a psychedelic conflict resolution study of Israelis and Palestinians doing ayahuasca together; $413 is for MDMA-related projects; $250 is for ibogaine research; and $198 for psychedelic harm reduction and peer support.

We extend a special thank you to our monthly donors who contributed a total of $22,314 in February. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In addition to the funds raised in February, we gained support from 9 individuals in the form of a planned gift or bequest to MAPS. These planned gifts were made with the help of FreeWill, a free online tool that allows US-based individuals to plan a legacy gift for the non-profit of their choosing.

MAPS is honored to support a number of like-minded organizations by providing fiscal sponsorship so that contributions for their social benefit projects consistent with MAPS’ mission may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. An additional $66,898 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Ayahuasca Diaries ($30,000); Enthea ($25,000); Instituto Phaneros ($10,000); Psychedelic Integration Esalen ($1,000); Ayahuasca Foundation ($250); Somatic Center Portland ($200); Bluelight ($126); Psychedelic Seminars ($125); From Shock To Awe ($100); Better Living Through Chemistry ($50); ICEERS ($20); MAPS Canada ($20); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($5); and Kahpi ($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 ($200,000)
Anonymous ($100,000)
Joichi Ito ($10,000)
Craig Cunningham ($7,500)
Maxx Mannheimer ($5,000)
Nick Sullivan ($5,000)
Ron and Susie Codd ($5,000)
John Buchanan ($2,500)
MUD\WTR ($2,000)
Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP ($1,500)
Angela Gu ($1,000)
Jeffry Pearl ($1,000)
Jiri Techet ($1,000)
John D’Orazio ($1,000)
Jonathan Mahaffy ($1,000)
Marc Ortiz ($1,000)
Nicholas Newman ($1,000)
Tanny Keeler ($1,000)
Anonymous ($1,000)
Health Equity
Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation ($10,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship Grantees

Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Stewart ($30,000) – Ayahuasca Diaries
Shelby Clark ($25,000) – Enthea
Patrick Brett ($10,000) – Instituto Phaneros
Laura Lochrane ($1,000) – Psychedelic Integration (Esalen)

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. 

Donate now at maps.org/donate. Learn how to include MAPS in your will or estate plans.