August Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $1.7 Million for Psychedelic Research, Education, and Programs

In August 2021, MAPS raised $1,705,031 in donations and pledges from over 1,400 supporters. Of this amount: $782,969 is for MDMA-related projects; $451,685 is for general support; $300,010 is for health equity; $150,000 is for MAPS Israel; $20,000 is for psychedelic elders projects; $250 is for ibogaine; and $116 is for harm reduction.

We extend a special thank you to our monthly donors who contributed a total of $35,665 in August. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In addition to the funds raised in August, MAPS gained support from over 150 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 $57,348 was raised by organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: ICEERS ($32,020); People of Color Psychedelic Collective ($12,850); Grof Legacy Project ($10,000); Enthea ($1,000); Ayahuasca Foundation ($550); Cosmic Sister ($500); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($273); Somatic Center Portland ($100); The Psychedelic Therapist ($31); MAPS Canada ($20); Bluelight ($2); 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 ($250,000)

Mycelial Gallery ($109,828)

Anne St Goar and Shippen Page ($10,079)

Ari Weinstein ($10,000)

Anonymous ($10,000)

Connor Grooms ($5,000)

Philoge Fund ($5,000)

Michael Vasinkevich ($2,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000) in partnership with ($1,300)

Anonymous ($1,100)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Mark Goldhar ($1,000)

Robert Floe ($1,000)

Tom Link and Kristi Kremers ($1,000)

MDMA Research

Aubrey Marcus ($480,000) – CBCT MDMA/PTSD

Ryan and Maggie McKillen ($300,000) – MDMA/Eating Disorder

Candra Docherty ($1,000) – MDMA/PTSD

Health Equity

Matthew Rainwater ($250,000)

Open Society Foundations (OSF) ($50,000)

MAPS Israel

Zack and Orli Rinat, DARE Foundation ($100,000)

Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses ($50,000)

Psychedelic Elders Project

Anonymous ($20,000)

Speaker Honorariums

ONCA Foundation ($1,140)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($30,000) – ICEERS

Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($10,000) – People of Color Psychedelic Collective

Stan and Brigitte Grof ($10,000) – Grof Legacy Project

DanceSafe ($2,500) – People of Color Psychedelic Collective

Leanna Standish ($2,000) – ICEERS

Jennifer Phelps ($1,000) – Enthea


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. 

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