November 2021 Giving Report: Donors Give Over $480,000 to Psychedelic Research and Education

In November 2021, over 2,050 donors gave $480,383 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 November: general support ($467,786); publishing ($10,000); MDMA-related projects ($1,787); health equity ($510); ibogaine research ($250); and harm reduction ($50).

We extend a special thank you to our community of 1,102 monthly donors who contributed a total of $41,678 in November. Your support is vital in making MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In November, 10 individuals included MAPS in their legacy planning in the form of a planned gift or bequest. These gifts were made with the help of FreeWill, a free online tool that allows U.S.-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 $832,202 was donated to organizations that MAPS fiscally sponsors including: Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund ($800,000); CIT Clinics ($25,000); North Star Project ($5,100); People of Color Psychedelic Collective ($1,345); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($615); Bluelight ($60); ICEERS ($60); MAPS Canada ($20); and Kahpi ($2).

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

The Alma Institute is a Portland, Oregon based non-profit educational organization working to establish an approved psilocybin facilitator training program in compliance with the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act. This comprehensive training will prepare students to apply for state licensure as legal psilocybin session facilitators beginning in 2023. With a focus on affordability and accessibility, the program will have robust scholarship offerings and flexible pricing and scheduling, as part of a multi-pronged effort to diversify the psychedelic field and remove barriers to folks from historically marginalized populations. Support Alma Institute today!

The Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund (IMCF) works to strengthen Indigenous communities in their efforts to conserve the plant medicines and traditional knowledge they rely on for their healing and cultural survival. Through funding, trusted partnerships, and strategic engagement, IMCF aims to ensure that Indigenous medicine peoples are fortified to successfully navigate mounting pressures from psychedelic interest and ecological crises. Support IMCF today!

The Pearl Psychedelic Institute is a nonprofit that aims to bring psychedelic-assisted therapy into mainstream practice through research, treatment, and training while reducing the barriers to patient access. Support the Pearl Psychedelic Institute today!


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. November honorees include:

Adam Tyler Johnson

Alan Gucciardo (in memory)

Dylan Field and Elena Nadolinski

Ed Rosenfeld (in memory)

Jaclyn Udell

Rick Doblin

Robert Whitaker

Ronald Esper

Roy Michael Havelin

Stephen Michael Powell (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:


Telluray Foundation ($100,000)

Nue Life Health Inc. ($50,000)

Johanna Hill ($40,000)

The Gardner Grout Foundation ($30,000)

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld ($25,000)

David and Lisa Seligman ($10,000)

Fred and Kate Weber ($10,000)

Mark Zittman ($10,000)

Robert McNeal and James Kinsella ($10,000)

Robin Arnott ($10,000)

Alexandra Heller ($6,659)

Connor Grooms ($6,000)

Emily Joffrion ($5,000)

Magaly Mauer ($5,000)

The Solstice Fund ($5,000)

Tom Hunden ($5,000)

David Gilbert ($2,500)

George Lindemann ($2,500)

Susan Kelly ($2,500)

Tyler Theofilos ($2,500)

Christa Lund ($2,000)

MUD\WTR ($2,000)

Roger Mason, Young Again Foundation ($2,000)

Sandra Samberg ($2,000)

Peter Taubkin ($1,604)

Michael Rice ($1,600)

Rita Bennett-Chew ($1,500)

The Fay Family ($1,500)

Kenneth Heilbrunn ($1,200)

Robert Hollingsworth ($1,158)

Andrew Chae ($1,121)

Joanna French ($1,111)

Anonymous ($1,100)

Adrian Pichurko ($1,000)

Deborah Mash ($1,000)

Erin Singh ($1,000)

George Wiel ($1,000)

Jesus Alonso ($1,000)

Kathy Neustadt, Pinion Trail Foundation ($1,000)

Matt Stone ($1,000)

Matthew Rigg ($1,000)

Michael Pollan and Judith Belzer ($1,000)

Nicholas Deale ($1,000)

Noah Hofmann-Smith ($1,000)

Tabula Rasa Ventures LLC ($1,000)

Tom Link and Kristi Kremers ($1,000)


HalfMyDAF ($10,000)

Fiscal Sponsorship

John F. Swift ($800,000) – Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund

Anonymous ($25,000) – CIT Clinics

Ford Smith ($5,000) – North Star Project

Elizabeth Sarnoff ($1,000) – People of Color Psychedelic Collectiv

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 how to include MAPS in your will or estate plans.