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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Developing medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

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three stars

88.86

1115 Mission Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 429-6362   Web Site
EIN: 59-2751953

Board Leadership
Rick Doblin
President

CEO
Rick Doblin
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.86 three stars
  Financial 95.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS furthers its mission by: Developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines; Training therapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers; Supporting scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience; Educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana.

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS furthers its mission by: Developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines; Training therapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers; Supporting scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience; Educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana.

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Financial

four stars

95.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.24
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (CA) 88.86 three stars
Rheumatology Research Foundation (GA) 92.80 four stars
TB Alliance (NY) 97.23 four stars
Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 98.23 four stars
LUNGevity Foundation (IL) 90.96 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,699,138
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $759,258
Total Contributions $19,458,396
   Program Service Revenue $229,615
Total Primary Revenue $19,688,011
   Other Revenue $-399,825
TOTAL REVENUE $19,288,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,828,690
   Administrative Expenses $606,643
   Fundraising Expenses $439,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,875,150
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,413,036
   
Net Assets $30,530,271

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Educational Events $1,586,993 56.1%
Clinical Trials $1,241,697 43.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 09/03/2019 88.86 three stars
2017-05 09/01/2018 84.13 three stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 84.63 three stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 86.00 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 81.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 81.27 three stars
2013-05 09/01/2014 85.28 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 83.32 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-2751953
Name in IRS Master File MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHEDELIC STUDIES
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(162) Other medical research
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 2.58% Rick Doblin President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (CA) 88.86 three stars
Lupus Research Alliance (NY) 91.47 four stars
Hearing Health Foundation (NY) 98.23 four stars
Focused Ultrasound Foundation (VA) 94.58 four stars
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (MA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
1115 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 429-6362
fax: (831) 429-6370
EIN: 59-2751953

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Board Leadership

Rick Doblin
President

CEO

Rick Doblin
Founder and Executive Director

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