October 2021 Giving Report: Donors Give Over $287,000 to Psychedelic Research and Education

In October 2021, over 1,400 donors gave $287,368 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 October: general support ($201,857); MAPS Israel ($50,000); publishing ($32,000); MDMA-related projects ($1,998); health equity ($910); ibogaine research ($500); and harm reduction ($103).

We extend a special thank you to our community of 1,034 monthly donors who contributed a total of $42,452 in October. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In October, MAPS also gained support from 108 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 $28,099 was donated to organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Ligare ($25,000); People of Color Psychedelic Collective ($1,625); Enthea ($1,000); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($225); ICEERS ($120); The Psychedelic Therapist ($59); Bluelight ($38); MAPS Canada ($20); Psykia Institute ($10); 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. October honorees include:

Charles Philips (in memory)

Griffin Brynjolfsson

Zachary Hudson (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:


Kevin Ryan and Pascaline Servan-Schreiber ($50,000)

Kamil Sadik ($24,479)

Magic Mushroom Clubhouse ($19,630)

Connor Grooms ($10,000)

Jeffrey Zucker ($10,000)

Gratitude in Motion ($7,000)

Solli Ball Family Fund ($5,000)

The Future Fund of Horizons Foundation ($5,000)

Lauren Taus ($3,000)

Rollkit.net in partnership with RollSafe.org ($2,800)

Brittany Rohrman ($2,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000)

Steve Klebanoff and Breanna Gaines Klebanoff ($2,000)

Young Again Foundation ($2,000)

Anonymous ($1,100)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Paul Corliss ($1,000) in honor of Griffin Brynjolfsson

Robert Jarrell ($1,000)

Steven B. Malkenson ($1,000)

Tom Link and Kristi Kremers ($1,000)

Tyler Borland ($1,000)

Anonymous ($1,000)

MAPS Israel

Pete Briger ($50,000)


Psychedelic Literacy Fund ($18,000)

Evolve Foundation ($14,000)

Speaker Honorariums

Microdose ($3,000)

MJH Life Sciences ($2,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Cody Swift and Miriam Volat, Riverstyx Foundation ($25,000) – Ligare

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ($1,500) – People of Color Psychedelic Collective

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. 

Together, we can legalize psychedelic medicine. Donate now at maps.org/donate

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