The Prem Rawat Foundation addresses fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
The Foundation’s primary activities include the three signature programs described below.
Inspired by Prem Rawat’s vision that peace is a fundamental need for all people, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) helps to make his message of peace available to people throughout the world. The Foundation helps to coordinate events with government, education, and business leaders, among others, to promote discussion and understanding of individual peace as the basis for world peace. Learn more.
TPRF has developed a Peace Education Program, available to a large variety of groups and organizations to help people discover inner resources such as strength, choice, and hope and to explore the possibility of personal peace. With a curriculum based on 10 DVDs, each focusing on a particular theme, the program is now being presented in colleges, adult education programs, community groups, for hospice staffs, retiree organizations, parolee and prison rehabilitation programs, and youth programs. Learn more about PEP.
Taking an innovative approach to helping people in communities caught in a downward cycle of poverty, TPRF has developed Food for People (FFP), a model program that provides hot nutritious meals in the local cuisine to children and ailing adults. Opened first in Bantoli, India, in 2006 and more recently in Tasarpu, Nepal (2009) and Otinibi, Ghana (2012), the program has been credited with improving community health, increasing school attendance dramatically, and inspiring a growing sense of hope in the communities served. Learn more about Food for People.
The efforts of TPRF are funded by the generosity of donors from over 50 countries. Most of the Foundation’s staff, including the Board of Directors, are volunteers. One hundred percent of donations designated for a specific program are allocated to that program.
Guidestar recognizes TPRF for its commitment to transparency with regards to its operations, board and management, and fully disclosed and audited financial statements. The Foundation is also highly rated on Charity Navigator.
The Prem Rawat Foundation is a nonprofit public foundation created in 2001. 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: www.guidestar.org.
Please see our Annual Reports page for more detailed information, including financial reports.