Will the psychedelic movement heal or harm?
The Fund supports the psychedelic space to become allies in strengthening traditional communities in their fight against extractive industries, instead of becoming one itself.
As the world embraces their importance for mental, physical and spiritual healing, it is critical that the original holders of these medicines are uplifted and supported to direct biocultural conservation and maintain access to their medicines.
These medicines are vital for the health and protection of these territories, which are among the most biodiverse in the world.
We can deeply support Indigenous communities with everything needed to protect, maintain and strengthen their traditional knowledge.
Their knowledge is vital to all humanity: how to work with medicine, how to protect vital biodiversity and ecologies.
Protecting this knowledge will:
Improve mental health in disadvantaged communities,
Protect sophisticated knowledge in using plant medicines for individual and collective healing.
Put the communities with deep knowledge of place in direct leadership of conservation efforts in the places at greatest risk, and of greatest importance on Earth.
Ensuring a future where Indigenous Peoples, their medicines and knowledges thrive for generations to come.
We're working to protect five keystone biocultures.
Partner organizations lead ecological, economic, cultural and spiritual processes and structures in place to navigate the pressures of the newly-commercializing psychedelic field, existing extractive industries and political / economic imbalances, all while building community and cultural health and strength.
Our work is Indigenous-led.
Leadership by communities on the ground represents an entirely new paradigm in philanthropy.
Our council of Indigenous spiritual and community leaders direct multi-year support to biocultural conservation efforts of medicine communities in Africa, and the Americas, maintaining trust and deepening understanding with funders and western allies.