April 2022 Giving Report: Donors Fund Psychedelic Research and Education With More Than $540,000 in Philanthropic Contributions

In April 2022, over 1,100 donors gave $540,085 in donations and pledges, advancing our shared vision of creating safe and legal opportunities for the beneficial uses of psychedelics. We are profoundly grateful for your gifts!

Donors supported the following initiatives in April: general support ($373,254); Psychedelic Science 2023 event sponsorship ($150,000); Health Equity ($15,200); MDMA-related projects ($1,343); and harm reduction ($288).

We extend a special thank you to our community of 882 monthly donors who contributed a total of $31,593 in April. You make MAPS’ programs sustainable.

In April, two 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.

We are honored to support a number of mission-aligned organizations by providing fiscal sponsorship so donors to their social benefit projects may receive tax benefits. Donors gave $13,585 to fiscally-sponsored organizations: Empyrean Temple ($5,665); Brooklyn Psychedelic Society ($5,000); Pearl Psychedelic Institute ($1,655); Bluelight ($835); Alma Institute ($125); ICEERS ($100); People of Color Psychedelic Collective ($60); North Star Project ($50); Ayahuasca Foundation ($40); The Psychedelic Renaissance ($35); and MAPS Canada ($20).


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. April honorees include:

AJ Wright

Michaela Dolly


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


Claudia Turnbull ($150,000)

Monroe Family Foundation ($100,000)

Leland Price ($41,050)

John Buchanan ($10,000)

NF Tabs ($9,953)

Anonymous ($7,763)

Rollkit.net in partnership with RollSafe.org ($3,599)

Stoner Doge ($3,083)

Mason Vranes ($3,000)

Shroomojis NFT Project ($2,488)

MUD\WTR ($2,000)

Anonymous ($1,100)

Garrett Higginbotham ($1,000)

Jack Wolcowitz ($1,000)

Jiri Techet ($1,000)

Sam Garza ($1,000)

Tom Link and Kristi Kremers ($1,000)

Health Equity

Sandra Samberg ($15,000)

Psychedelic Science 2023 Event Sponsorship

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation ($150,000)

Fiscal Sponsorships

Edward Pastore ($5,000) – Brooklyn Psychedelic Society

Lane Merrifield ($5,000) – Empyrean Temple

Psychedelic research is again being conducted under federal guidelines, but no significant funding for such studies is available from governments or major foundations.

Together, we can legalize psychedelic medicine. Donate now at maps.org/donateLearn how to include MAPS in your will or estate plans.