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 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 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.
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.
"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
Recent News & Activities of TPRF[Tue, 17 Jan 2017]
Donors from around the globe recently showed overwhelming support for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), contributing U.S.$192,794 during the year-end Welcoming a New Era Appeal. The enthusiastic response far exceeded the goal of raising U.S.$150,000, putting the charity in a stronger position to fulfill its mission of helping people live with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
[Tue, 10 Jan 2017]
Jake Frankel, Executive Editor for The Prem Rawat Foundation, recently visited Soweto, South Africa. In this blog (part 2 in his series about the impact of the Peace Education Program) he writes about delivering iPads to volunteers and reports on how Dr. Patrick is using peace education to treat patients.
[Mon, 09 Jan 2017]
As people around the world greet the new year with high hopes, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has received more than 4 million views for its “Peace Starts Here” video, which presents an empowering vision of building a world at peace, one person at a time.
[Wed, 04 Jan 2017]
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) recently sponsored a pair of forums in South Africa to help facilitate a sense of reconciliation, hope, dignity, and peace among historically disadvantaged peoples.
[Thu, 29 Dec 2016]
Thank you to the volunteers and supporters of TPRF for the incredible work you made possible in 2016! This slideshow highlights some of this year's accomplishments.
[Thu, 22 Dec 2016]
In this interview, volunteer Tony McLean shares his perspective on the Peace Education Program (PEP) at Thameside Prison in London.
[Tue, 20 Dec 2016]
The Prem Rawat Foundation recently sponsored two forums in South Africa which featured the nonprofit’s Founder Prem Rawat speaking to thousands of people about topics such as reconciliation, hope, forgiveness, and peace. The events attracted coverage from several local media outlets.
Côte d’Ivoire: PEP a Common Denominator for Juvenile Delinquents, Educators, Community Leaders, and National TV[Wed, 14 Dec 2016]
The Peace Education Program is growing in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city, a place still scarred from its part in the outbreak of the 2002 rebellion that resulted in years of fighting and loss of life.
[Tue, 06 Dec 2016]
Bright Selikumah is a 14-year-old student at Otinibi Basic School who “has dazzled the staff and students” with his technical skills and inventions, according to a recent report in the Graphic Online, a local news outlet. The aptly named young man eats daily meals at the Food for People (FFP) facility, which he credits for helping fuel his success.
[Wed, 23 Nov 2016]
(To read Part 1 visit: Keeping the Beat: PeaceBeats Toulouse 2016.) Marie Ferrandon is part of a team of volunteers that has organized PeaceBeats Toulouse for the past three years. These events aim to inspire the continued exploration of peace among youth in Toulouse, France. The team has modeled PeaceBeats on the event originally held […]
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