September Giving Report: MAPS Raises Over $535,000 for Psychedelic Research and Education

In September 2021, over 1,400 donors gave $535,588 in donations and pledges. We are so grateful to these supporters who advance our shared vision of creating safe and legal opportunities for the beneficial uses of psychedelics.

Donors supported the following initiatives in September: general support ($404,586); health equity $110,010; MDMA-related projects ($20,909); and harm reduction ($83).

We extend a special thank you to our community of 1,042 monthly donors who contributed a total of $41,221 in September. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In September, MAPS also gained support from 8 individuals in the form of a planned gift or bequest. 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 mission-aligned organizations by providing fiscal sponsorship so that contributions for their social benefit projects may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. An additional $88,982 was donated to organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Ayahuasca Foundation ($57,000); ICEERS ($25,090); People of Color Psychedelic Collective ($2,500); Brooklyn Psychedelic Society ($1,700); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($1,170); Enthea ($1,000); Bluelight ($500); MAPS Canada ($20); and Kahpi ($2).


We recognize that, for many of our supporters, the inspiration to support psychedelic science and education is close to their hearts. We are grateful to honor these special connections. September honorees include:

Charles Philips (in memory)

Dylan Field and Elena Nadolinski

Jade Ullmann

Kelly Stevens (in memory)

Summer Scott (in memory)


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


Victoria Danzig ($200,000)

Anonymous ($30,910)

Ford Smith ($25,000)

Threshold Foundation ($22,622)

Andrew Weil ($20,000)

Eva Dillon ($20,000) in honor of Jade Ullmann

Ullmann Family Foundation ($15,000)

Connor Grooms ($10,000)

Anonymous ($4,665)

Michael Quintavalla ($4,000)

Buckmaster Foundation ($3,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000)

Anonymous ($1,100)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Lucien Vaccaro ($1,000) in memory of Kelly Stevens

Marc Gunther and Karen Schneider ($1,000)

Noah and Meryl Heller ($1,000)

Sam Garza ($1,000)

Tom Link and Kristi Kremers ($1,000)

MDMA Research

Audra Foster ($19,000)

Health Equity

Jason Fried ($60,000)

Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation ($50,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Grant Town ($57,000) – Ayahuasca Foundation

Moshe Tov Kreps ($25,000) – ICEERS

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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