TPRF - The Prem Rawat Foundation

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) strives to address fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity. Founded in 2001, TPRF works to extend the outreach of Prem Rawat’s message of peace throughout the world. TPRF also provides aid for people in urgent need of life-sustaining resources like food and water, especially in areas where funds from larger foundations may not be available. The Foundation has actively funded humanitarian initiatives in 27 countries.

An important part of the TPRF's mission is to help improve the quality of life for people most in need. The Foundation regularly holds free medical clinics in India, helps refugees in war-torn areas, and assists other organizations that support charitable, social, or philanthropic programs and services consistent with Prem Rawat's message of peace.

The Prem Rawat Foundation - Maharaji Humanitarian Activities

The Foundation has delivered aid rapidly and efficiently in many countries to people whose lives had been devastated by natural disasters. TPRF has relationships with the best humanitarian organizations with a strong presence in the field: Friends of the World Food Program, the Red Cross, the Houston Food Bank, Action Against Hunger, and Oxfam, among others.

The Prem Rawat Foundation - Maharaji Humanitarian Activities

The activities of TPRF are funded by the generosity of individuals who are appreciative of Prem Rawat’s message and the Foundation’s humanitarian initiatives and by the sale of related materials.

The promotion and dissemination of Prem Rawat's message is funded by the contributions of people who appreciate his message and wish to help make it available to others. Prem Rawat is a successful private investor and does not receive any compensation from the Foundation or any other organization furthering his message.

The Prem Rawat Foundation - Maharaji Humanitarian Activities

These partnerships are very successful. Foundation’s relationship with Friends of the World Food Program has enabled them to provide food for one month to 9,000 Indonesian tsunami victims; 2,000 famine victims in Niger; 4,500 school children in Guatemala; 6,000 earthquake victims in Pakistan; and thousands of earthquake victims in Peru.

Through the Red Cross, the Foundation provided food aid to mudslide victims in the Philippines, and through Oxfam, TPRF helped to provide drinking water to war victims in Lebanon and Israel. Through the Houston Food Bank, TPRF provided three meals a day for three months to 8,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Prem Rawat Foundation - Maharaji Humanitarian Activities

"Food for People" initiative was started by Maharaji which provides nutritious meals twice a day round the year to people in need in India, Nepal and few other countries. The Foundation also regularly holds free medical clinics. Volunteer eye-care professionals come at appointed times about once a year in each location. They examine people's eyes and dispense the most commonly needed prescriptions immediately. Special prescriptions are made up overnight as needed. At each clinic, about 2,000 people are examined, with 75% of them needing glasses. While blindness is widespread in India, most of it is preventable, and TPRF is educating people on how to take care of their eyes as well as treating their eyes with simple medications and corrective lenses.

TPRF is a California not-for-profit public benefit corporation created in 2001. Contact information:

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF)
P.O. Box 24-1498
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ph: +1.310.392.5700
The IRS has granted TPRF public charity status as a 501(c)(3) organization for tax-exempt reporting (Form 990) and contributors’ tax deduction purposes in the U.S. Financial statements are audited annually by an outside accounting firm. Tax returns for all years have been filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California and are available for viewing online at: GuideStar

Recent News & Activities of TPRF

A Tiny Sparkle: Marcia Loft on Volunteering for The Prem Rawat Foundation

[Wed, 19 Apr 2017]
"Diversity training, appreciation, and respect for all seem to be built in as intrinsic gifts of volunteering for TPRF," writes Marcia Loft in this blog post about her experience volunteering as the co-manager for the Honor/Memory Writers Team.

“A Great Gift”: How Food for People Helped Suraj Succeed

[Thu, 13 Apr 2017]
A few years ago Suraj became the first student in the village of Bantoli, India to ever pass the tenth grade matriculation exam, allowing him to enroll in junior college. In this interview conducted at Bantoli’s Food for People (FFP) kitchen, Suraj credits the food program with helping him succeed in school and gain crucial life skills.

Peace Education in South Africa: Sebokeng Youth Advisory Centre

[Thu, 30 Mar 2017]
This new video highlights how the Peace Education Program (PEP) is impacting people at the Sebokeng Youth Advisory Centre in South Africa.

What Distinguishes The Prem Rawat Foundation From Other Charities?

[Tue, 28 Mar 2017]
Mary Wishard, Media and Communications Manager for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), recently responded to the question from a large foundation considering TPRF for a grant.

Prem Rawat Foundation Grant Helps Haitian Hurricane Survivors

[Fri, 24 Mar 2017]
The Prem Rawat Foundation gave a $5,000 grant to Americares that helped provide crucial healthcare and medications that saved lives in Haiti.

Video: Prem Rawat Speaks at TSiBA in Capetown

[Wed, 22 Mar 2017]
In this new video Prem Rawat speaks to students enrolled in the Peace Education Program at TSiBA in Cape Town, South Africa.

Peace Education in India: “Unique in Many Ways”

[Thu, 09 Mar 2017]
Jyoti Singh shares an update on the Peace Education Program in India, where it is getting a great response from people such as Mr. Rajat G., the assistant manager and PEP coordinator at CONCOR, a major business. “There are many programs that we have conducted in our office, but the Peace Education Program is different and valuable,” he says.

KGNU Radio Covers Peace Education in Colorado

[Wed, 01 Mar 2017]
On February 21, KGNU, a community radio station and NPR affiliate that broadcasts throughout Denver and Boulder, Colorado, covered the Peace Education Program (PEP) and the Inside Peace documentary on its news program, Morning Magazine.

Letter from Ghana: “I’m a Star Because of Peace Education”

[Thu, 23 Feb 2017]
Inmate David Agbley writes from Accra's Senior Correctional Facility: "From the day I started this Peace Education Program my life has totally changed. I now have peace in me."

“Inside Peace” Documentary Screenings Highlight Peace Education in Boston

[Tue, 14 Feb 2017]
In October, the Boston premiere of award-winning documentary Inside Peace received rave reviews. It is still making an impact.

(Last check for latest updates: 9 hr 11 min ago)courtesy: TPRF