The Prem Rawat Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy, Sports

Location: PO Box 24-1498 Los Angeles CA 90024 USA

Mission: The Prem Rawat Foundation strives to address fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
Programs: Food for People is a food aid program designed to help rural communities emerge from the downward cycle of poverty. Developed in close cooperation with village elders, two facilities are in operation. One opened in 2006 in Bantoli, India and the other opened in 2009 in the Dhading District of Nepal. Each serves over 130,000 meals a year to children and elderly or ill adults per year with the objective of enabling children to go to school and malnourished adults to gain strength needed to return to work. A third Food for People facility is under development in Ghana and slated to open in 2011.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been following this organization and its charitable acts for some time now, and I am so pleased with the respect and dignity with which they treat the people they are helping. Also, finding the best way to truly be of help, not just throwing money at the problems. They are my first choice for my charitable contribution dollars. Thank you, TPRF!

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i have been supporting The Prem Rawat Foundation since its inception in 2001. Its mission is to address the fundamental human needs for food, water, and peace. TPRF partners with local organizations to meet fundamental needs for food and water in some very under served areas around the world (e.g., Nepal, Ghana, Bantoli, india), and it does so while preserving the culture, sense of pride, and dignity in the people who receive its care. TPRF also offers a free Peace Education Program in many places around the world where people are looking for personal peace - ranging from prisons to community centers, from adult education classrooms to wellness centers and more. TPRF is a dynamic and energized globallly active foundation whose volunteers come from every walk of life, have diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious (and non-religious) backgrounds, and who simply want to help people to have their best chance in the world at peace, dignity, and prosperity.

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I recently went on the tprf.org website and looked up their humanitarian projects. Quite an amazing record. I am happy to help support their efforts.

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TPRF brings food, water and education to the poorest in the world and hope to the most down-trodden. Working for them and learning about them has been one of the most important things I have done in my life. The prison outreach program has had great success helping those who choose to change their lives actually make that change and become law abiding, peace loving and positive members of society.

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The Prem Rawat Foundation has a program called the Peace Education Program.
http://tprf.org/en/news-and-features/peace-education-program-news

I am a volunteer on the Peace Education Program ( PEP ) for Veterans , a Pilot Program here in Asheville NC . We hope to take the program to young veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan . I personally have benefitted from being a facilitator in feeling more resolved in my Life to enjoy and be in Peace with my self and others and helping others to also understand and experience Peace using the PEP.

The PEP is now found in prisons,  senior facilities, hospitals, universities, colleges, adult 
education associations and community centers, impacting lives around the world.

The Prem Rawat Foundation has other programs addressing the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace so that people can live with dignity, peace and prosperity.

I am a very grateful to the Prem Rawat Foundation

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Life-changing

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2013

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I am a current volunteer for The Prem Rawat Foundation. TPRF recognizes that there are certain fundamental needs that people must have in order to live life with dignity. What distinguishes this Foundation from others, is the recognition that Peace is as fundamental a need as clean water and food. Under the direction of Prem Rawat, the board, and a large group of international volunteers, we strive to make the message of peace within available to as many people as possible, regardless of where they live and their life circumstance.

When a person has peace, they have everything. At least, this is my experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It is already an organization that puts high value on improvement, and is constantly evolving to provide the best service possible.

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Life-changing

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From free medical care,disaster relief effort's,clean water and on -going( 3 meals a day) food programs in Nepal,India and an African nation,this foundation keeps getting better and better.The transparency of all funds is refreshing and shows the absolute integrity of their operation.Mr.Rawat truly is spearheading Dignity,Peace, and Prosperity for the recipients of their charitable work.Highly recommend this Great Non-Profit!

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Life-changing

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Hello !
The Prem Rawat Foundation has consistently provided nutritional food, competent medical care, and quality water wells all over the world, since their beginning. All donations are appreciated with a "Thank You" email, and the record of any donations made for your tax purposes, arrive promptly at the beginning of the New Year.
All their informational booklets, videos, and assorted media information are very beautifully done. All financial records are readily available to review by anyone. Donations directly and quickly put to work to those in need, with no delays.
One thing they do is create on-going nutritional meals in villages, not just a "one-time" effort. This has been happening in Nepal, India, Ghana, and another country I cannot recall. This literally revives the town emotionally,physically, and economically, because locals, not "outsider's," take on the tasks,after the TPRF initially sets it up ! You can tell the people managing and/or associated with this operation in any way, are filled with love, peace, and compassion, just by talking to them and seeing what they do! I totally trust this organization, and have confidence in their effforts and results. I will continue to donate, and help them in any ways that I can.
Joe - Oregon USA

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By their quick and informative emails and talking to their volunteers at a "Global Peace Initative.org " talk where they has several displays and booths set up.

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Nothing...It is running great!

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I have been a volunteer for TPRF since its inception (the Foundation was actually started on my birthday in 2001). It's motto is Peace, Dignity and Prosperity, a formula that always makes our shared humanity it's number one priority. I feel very honored to be a part of this organization and have the upmost respect for its founder Prem Rawat, Ambassador of Peace.

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Life-changing

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2012

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I have been involved with TPRF for a number of years. As someone who hopes that peace, dignity and prosperity can find its way into the lives of as many people as possible I totally concur with the mission and projects of the Foundation. There is a great feeling that comes when I see firsthand just how much good is being done. I also have tremendous respect for its founder Prem Rawat who is a true inspiration and someone who not only talks about peace but practices it.

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I have seen smiles on so many faces of people all over the world who have been given aid and assistance through TPRF.

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This is peer run Charitable Foundation. There are two paid staff, all others, in all corners of the world, are Volunteers. It is exceptional to have an entire org. run by Volunteers!

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Life-changing

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I have been supporting this charity since its inception because i so admire its caring efforts to provide nourishing food, clean water and dignity to some of the poorest people in the world.

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