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Causes: Camps, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Sports

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.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Janice64

Donor

Rating: 5

Trustworthy , and I really like how this organization
gives charity in a most dignified and useful way.
well done and uniquely done
I wish it had more funding, so much more could be done,
so many places , people on earth with need .
janice wilson

6 Seth7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Numerous wonderful experience with TPRF since its existence

11 Jos v.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen what the Food for People program/ FFP - organized by the Prem Rawat foundation -does for children in India, Nepal and Ghana. The children get good warm meals, the parents too and this has a significant impact on their health. I have also seen the very positive impact of the Peace education program in many jails, on inmates, as has been documented in the very impressive film "inside peace". On the website of TPRF.org you can see in how many countries these free programs are given, in jails and Universities and also the research that has been done, to evaluate and improve these programs. You can also start to help yourself , in your own country, because the PEP (Peace Education Program) is an incredible and inspiring program, that really did change a lot of people and it keeps inspiring more and more people, to get back to our roots of being kind, as humans ! I know many volunteers, who work for TPRF personally and i really admire their hard work and passion, to help those in need. Also i know that its all volunteers, so that all the money goes to those, who really need the food and the help, as you can read in the annual report and the Charity Monitor has given the highest star rating, for transparency and reliability in the 2 humanitarian programs (FFP & PEP). I am grateful to be able to help TPRF as a volunteer, meeting so many kind people, from so many countries all over the world. Thank you !

Dr Jos van Laar, Health scientist, Preventive Medicine, the Netherlands

9 Greg78

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been donating to TPRF for over 10 years.
While there are other charities doing great work TPRF is one of the few that addresses all human needs including peace.

19 Harmony2

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud of being a regular TPRF's donor for many years now. This monthly contribution expresses my beliefs in helping others to realize that PEACE is an experience and the highest acquisition for finding our real nature, beyond a name, place of birth or anything else that pretends to define or represent me.
TPRF has been active, all over the World, with the Program FOOD FOR PEOPLE (supporting many people with essential meals for children, the access to clean water, the emergency reliefs during natural catastrophes and the Education programs teaching the importance of PEACE to countless of people.

19

Donor

Rating: 5

Absolutely great work and total transparency of funds!
Be it free food, water,medical care or disaster relief, they do it all with good results and integrity!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

My favorite charity and also the best in the way it is managed, and the way funds are distributed toward humanitarian, relief, and peace efforts, in countries all around the world.

30 Chenzi

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been patronizing this charity and watching and reading about its activities. I am so impressed with how they involve the people who benefit so that the benefits preserve the dignity of the people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

31 Cindy100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

29 Wendy73

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

20 jeffbookman

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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19 Noel2

Donor

Rating: 5

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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14 Smiler E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So glad to play a small part in supporting The Prem Rawat Foundation for all the good work they do when most of the media wants to tell us how bad things are.

15 Rosiland W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had an opportunity to participate in a number of fund raising events for this organization. I have been so touched by their work and with the integrity in which there fund raising is done. Most of the people associated with this organization operate from a heart base and the company of just the volunteers has made for wonderful events, and time spent together for the greater good of helping those in need. Thank you TPRF for all you do with such high regards to peoples dignity. Rosiland Whiteley

17 Vishal V.

Donor

Rating: 5

What I liked about this Foundation is the reach to remote places. Usually Organizations put in their efforts where the media attention can be achieved, but this organization I've seen; they go to places so remote, we don't even know exist! They've put in lots of efforts in my village Bantoli near Ranchi, which is nothing less than miracle for the village and the vicinity!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve had the chance to serve on the Board of Directors for two non-profits, as a Programs Director of a third, and currently as a partner in a company that provides fundraising services to this sector. I have three observations about TPRF that I’d like to share.
First, by many criteria, TPRF is a tiny organization. But its size belies its impact. It leverages its effectiveness through partnerships with larger entities that respect its management and responsiveness. Over 50 such charitable organizations have co-ventured with TPRF on urgent humanitarian projects dealing with food or water - organizations such as Oxfam and Mercy Corps.
Secondly, it publishes externally audited financial statements annually. It should be noted that it surpasses the high standards for financial transparency as recognized by third parties such as Charity Navigator and GuideStar.
And finally, it distinguishes itself in its peace work. It actively creates programs that address peace as a basic human right, like the right to food and water. And while it does this at a very human and individual level, the uniqueness of this work has been recognized by significant global entities such as the United Nations Association and the European Parliament.
In summary, the actions of TPRF over the past 11 years have withstood the tests of time and scrutiny and speak with much more authority than I ever could.