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

Clearfields Host 10th Annual ‘Golden Garden’ Fundraiser for TPRF June 4

[Tue, 23 May 2017]
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Golden Garden Party, an independent fundraiser for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) that Ron and Rachel Clearfield are hosting on their beautiful property near Asheville, NC on June 4.

Peace Education Program Presented at World Peace Forum in Madrid

[Fri, 19 May 2017]
The Peace Education Program was recently represented at the First World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace in Madrid. Tomás del Arco reports on the Forum for TPRF.

The “PEP Effect” in Colombia: Building Defenses of Peace

[Tue, 16 May 2017]
Marian Masoliver is a filmmaker who, along with Simon Edwards, is currently in Colombia to document the effect that the Peace Education Program (PEP) is having on ex-combatants, victims, and other groups impacted by the five-decade civil war that is ending there. In this blog she shares thoughts on visiting the troubled mountainous village of Ituango.

Peace Education Program: Fresno Inmates Take It To Heart

[Thu, 11 May 2017]
Volunteer Scott Polenz facilitates the Peace Education Program (PEP) at prisons near Fresno, California. He says, “Participants tell me how much the PEP is affecting them and changing them in practical ways.”

“Light Behind Bars”: News Documentary Shows Power of Peace Education in Portuguese Prison

[Tue, 25 Apr 2017]
"Light Behind Bars" chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions. It was produced independently by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the public service broadcasting organization of Portugal, which has shown it on television affiliates throughout the country.

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.

(Last check for latest updates: 5 hr 31 min ago)courtesy: TPRF