April 2021 Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $440,000 for Psychedelic Research and Education

In April 2021, we raised $444,973 in donations and pledges from over 1,300 supporters. Of this amount, $182,023 is for general support; $60,000 is for psychedelic elders projects, $85,113 is for psychedelic harm reduction and peer support, $75,120 is for health equity, $30,000 is for publishing; $12,466 is for MDMA-related projects; and $250 is for ibogaine research.

We extend a special thank you to our monthly donors who contributed a total of $26,826 in April. Your support is vital in making our programs sustainable.

We are honored to support a number of like-minded organizations by providing fiscal sponsorship so that contributions for their social benefit projects consistent with our mission may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. An additional $339,585 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including Center for Consciousness Medicine ($250,000), CIT Clinics ($50,000), Auryn Project/North Star Project ($20,133), Instituto Phaneros ($10,000), Cosmic Sister ($5,000); The Psychedelic Therapist ($1,090), ICEERS ($1,040), Bluelight ($1,020), Psykia Institute ($890); From Shock To Awe ($100); Psychedelic Seminars ($100), Somatic Center Portland ($100), The Psychedelic Renaissance ($65), Empyrean Temple ($25), MAPS Canada ($20), and Kahpi ($2).

We extend a warm welcome to the newest members of MAPS’ fiscal sponsorship family: 

Brooklyn Psychedelic Society aims to make psychedelic healing a publicly accessible good through community, education, democratic ownership, and advocacy. Support BPS today

Center for Consciousness Medicine is a leader in psychedelic healing and education with decades of experience integrating ancient and emergent knowledge. For over 35 years, they have pioneered a legal, safe, and effective approach to working with psychedelics holistically and therapeutically. Support CCM today.

CIT Clinics offers services and treatments for patients, clinicians, and providers of Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in the San Francisco and Sacramento Areas. Support CIT Clinics today.


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


Vital Projects Fund ($100,000)

Ryan Zurrer ($20,133)

Jaroslav Enrique Alonso ($10,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000)

Rollkit.net in partnership with RollSafe.org ($1,952)

Dan Hogan ($1,500)

Andrew Ryan ($1,000)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Michael Bondurant ($1,000) Anonymous ($1,000)

Health Equity

Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($70,000)

Lucille F. Khoury ($5,000)


Christian Angermayer ($9,958)

Zendo Project/Harm Reduction

Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($85,000)


Psychedelic Literacy Fund ($30,000)

Psychedelic Elders Projects

Anonymous ($50,000) Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($10,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship Grantees

Will Sterling ($100,000) – Center for Consciousness Medicine

Anonymous ($100,000) – Center for Consciousness Medicine

Florence Kuhlmann ($50,000) – CIT Clinics

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ($50,000) – Center for Consciousness Medicine

Ryan Zurrer ($20,133) – Auryn Project / North Star Project

Jaroslav Enrique Alonso ($10,000) – Instituto Phaneros

Tahkole LLC The Psychedelic Space Program ($5,000) – Cosmic Sister

Lorna Li ($1,000) – ICEERS

Anonymous ($1,000) – Bluelight

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.