Explore the transformative power of legacy projects supported by the MAPS. These pioneering initiatives have been fiscally sponsored by MAPS, driving innovation and progress in the burgeoning psychedelic ecosystem. With a commitment to research, education, and advocacy, these projects have left an indelible mark, catalyzing change, and advancing our understanding of the psychedelic ecosystem. Witness the profound impact of these ventures as they forge new paths toward healing and consciousness expansion. Join us in celebrating the legacy of progress, compassion, and enlightenment fostered by MAPS-sponsored projects.
Education plays a pivotal role in psychedelic studies, dispelling myths and fostering a deeper understanding of these substances. Through informed curricula, we empower individuals with knowledge about the benefits, risks, and cultural history of psychedelics, paving the way for safe and intentional use.
Alma Institute is a psychedelic facilitation and education organization. Our mission is to advance health equity by strengthening and diversifying the field of legal psychedelic facilitators, beginning with Oregon Health Authority-approved Psilocybin Facilitation Training. Alma prioritizes enrollment and certification opportunities to qualified applicants who are People of the Global Majority, LGBTQ2s+, have low incomes, or who intend to serve these groups.
New York, NY
In collaboration with Amazonian tribes and contemporary scientists, Ayahuasca Diaries, a feature documentary by filmmaker Maxi Cohen anticipates the future of ayahuasca in a distinctive groundbreaking style. From the ways the psychedelic elixir transforms personal lives to how it’s changing world culture and helping save the Amazon, Ayahuasca Diaries is for both the curious and well-seasoned. Ayahuasca Diaries explores how ayahuasca is used by Amazonian tribes from Peru, Brazil and Colombia, the on-the-ground protectors of the Amazon who are being annihilated, and how ayahuasca seekers from the capitalistic modern world impact them.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Better Living Through Chemistry
If it weren’t for the hypocrisy of drug prohibition, everyone would know these names: Better Living Through Chemistry showcases Sasha Shulgin who was a chemist that discovered nearly 200 psychedelic substances. His wife and co-author, Ann Shulgin, was a lay therapist and a pioneer in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. “Stippled with spirituality, sadness, and skepticism, the Shulgins’ chemical love story examines the power of psychedelic psychotherapy, sacred alchemy, and challenging the path of misunderstood resistance.” - Calgary Underground Film Festival
San Francisco , CA
Cosmic Sister projects bring women’s voices to the forefront in the field and movement of sacred psychoactive and psychedelics plants and fungi (and beyond) through an interconnected series of merit-based educational advocacy projects that help women educate the public about the benefits and risks of informed, intentional work with sacred psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi, such as ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, iboga, and psilocybin mushrooms.
Big Sur, CA
Entheowheel: The Ceremony & Science of Psilocybin. Explore the healing power of psilocybin with indigenous elders, research scientists, wisdom keepers, and luminaries in the field of plants and psychedelics.
Great Britain, England
Global Iboga Alliance
GITA is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting the sacramental and therapeutic uses of iboga, as well as its alkaloids and their analogs, through sustainability initiatives, scientific research, education, and advocacy.
Iboga Saves: Ending the Opioid Epidemic is a movie and a movement initiated by Awake.net, a federally approved non-profit whose mission is to end addiction by raising awareness about ibogaine the plant medicine that can interrupt opioid and other addictions in a single treatment and reset the brain to a pre-addicted state, and also raise funds through crowdfunding for individuals to get an ibogaine treatment and a nine-month integration program to reset their addiction and redeem their lives.
Ligare is a collaborative community of clergy, religious educators, scholars, spiritual guides, philanthropists, and psychedelic researchers dedicated to making direct experience of the sacred available to all who desire it through the responsible legal use of psychedelic medicine and within the context of the Christian contemplative tradition. We work with faith institutions, clergy, lay people, and those with a Christian heritage to cultivate a diverse, psychedelically informed Christianity that seeks to develop partnerships across psychedelic and spiritual landscapes.
Big Sur, CA
Prescription X: The Rick Doblin Story
A feature-length documentary 10 years in the making that shares Rick Doblin & MAPS 50 year journey to legalize psychedelics, starting with MDMA to treat PTSD. When he was 18, Rick Doblin decided to become a Psychedelic Psychotherapist, but first he would have to change the law. To do so, Rick transformed from a college dropout with a pet wolf into a Harvard Kennedy School Phd grad, who wrote his PhD thesis on how to take psychedelics through the FDA approval process. Rick founded the non-profit MAPS.org and went on to raise over 130 million dollars to fund FDA approved clinical research with psychedelics . Decades later, MDMA is on track to become a legal prescription drug to treat PTSD and Rick's psychedelic dream is close to becoming a reality that could change the world of mental health and culture.
San Diego, CA
Psychedelic Seminars is an educational conversation series deepening awareness of the benefits, risks, and complexities of psychedelics. In parallel to the new wave of research from MAPS to Johns Hopkins, we progress the cultural understanding through discussions with scientists, therapists, healers, authors, activists, and entertainers. We explore intersections with other cutting edge subjects through a psychedelic lens. As psychedelics enter the mainstream, we cultivate the necessary critical thinking and community building, bringing together thousands in person and online.
Advocacy in psychedelic studies ensures that policy and public opinion are shaped by evidence-based research. It champions the therapeutic potential of these substances, pushing for legal reforms and broader societal acceptance, making psychedelics more accessible for those who can benefit from them.
Enthea is a licensed, third-party administrator of health insurance benefits with a mission to provide access to safe and affordable psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies (PAP). Through these benefits, companies can cover this new and innovative treatment for their employees and families.
San Diego, CA
The VETS mission is to end the veteran suicide epidemic by providing resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. military veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and other health conditions.
Through rigorous research, we uncover the multifaceted effects of psychedelics on the human mind and body. Scientific investigations provide invaluable data on their therapeutic potential, guiding safe usage protocols and paving the way for novel treatments in mental health.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Instituto Phaneros mission is to continue developing MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Brazil, aiming to have it legally approved by the country's health authority, ANVISA, after MAPS completes phase 3. Instituto Phaneros aims to enroll and treat 25 PTSD patients in an open-label clinical trial in Brazil. During the training, they provide MDMA assisted psychotherapy treatments as part of studies which will serve as a learning stage to trainees before MDMA therapy is approved. Training includes preparation, approval and execution of an MDMA study protocol.
Sacred Medicines Public Benefit Corporation work was to develop an ethical reciprocity program to guide their work to bring Ayahuasca to patients in North America. They also worked to develop standardized Ayahuasca analog extract suitable for clinical research in the U.S. under DEA licensure.
A supportive community fosters open dialogue and shared experiences around psychedelics. This collective approach amplifies individual voices, offers a platform for storytelling, and creates a safe space for exploration and integration of psychedelic experiences.
The Holos Foundation is a 501c(3) non profit dedicated to integrating psychedelic medicines into the heartland region of the country as they become legally available. Their mission is to raise awareness about the benefits of psychedelic medicines and to train psychotherapists to be ready to provide psychedelic-assisted therapy in Northwest Arkansas when it becomes legally available. They aim to offset the cost of these treatments to support accessibility of care. They envision a community where psychedelic healing modalities are legally available, people have access to skillfully trained therapists and these treatments are financially accessible.
North Star is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the ethical development of the psychedelics industry by offering education, expertise, and resources. Our mission is to foster purpose-driven businesses that benefit society as a whole. At North Star, we bring together visionary founders and funders, creating a generative community that cultivates high-integrity psychedelic companies as exemplars of ethical business practices. We serve as a node within the global movement to reshape conventional business models, striving for a more equitable, sustainable, and just world.
New York, NY
People of Color Psychedelic Collective
The People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC) aims to educate and empower communities of color on the healing potentials of psychedelic substances and ending the war on drugs. The Collective was started in response to the lack of intentional spaces for people of color in the psychedelic field. We educate our communities on psychedelics through events like educational webinars and retreats.