May 2021 Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $826,000 for Psychedelic Research and Education

In May 2021, MAPS raised $826,800 in donations and pledges from over 1,300 supporters. Of this amount: $375,000 is for MDMA Commercialization; $250,010 is for Health Equity; $147,623 is for general support; $40,000 is for psychedelic elders projects; $6,984 is for MDMA-related projects; $6,850 is for publishing; $250 is for ibogaine research; and $83 is for psychedelic harm reduction and peer support.

We extend a special thank you to our monthly donors who contributed a total of $34,881 in May. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In addition to the funds raised in May, MAPS gained support from 1 individual 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 $289,950 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Center for Consciousness Medicine ($250,000); POC Psychedelic Collective ($15,000); The Psychedelic Therapist ($15,000); Empyrean Temple ($5,045); ICEERS ($2,362); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($1,241); Enthea ($1,000); Ayahuasca Foundation ($200); Bluelight ($60); Psykia Institute ($20); Somatic Center Portland ($20); 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:


Vital Projects Fund ($100,000)

Ryan Zurrer ($20,133)

Jaroslav Enrique Alonso ($10,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000) in partnership with ($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. 

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