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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

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

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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32

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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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.

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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17

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!

Review from Guidestar

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

12 Gustavo C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this organization is helping a lot of people all over the world.

Review from Guidestar

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of TPRF since its inception and from time to time I get correspondence about the work that is being done, the care and consideration that comes from TPRF is so heart warming, the smiles on the faces is absolutely rewarding. I have witnessed the work of one of the directors and my jaw dropped at the dedication to accomplishing a task with amazing perfection. I only wish I could more.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a TPRF contributor since its inception more than ten years ago and a volunteer on its core team for almost 3 years. Especially during these recent years of being so close to the organization, I have found myself more and more amazed at how much TPRF accomplishes through the combined global efforts of volunteers and contributors like me. There are so many generous, dedicated people making TPRF what it is, each in his or her own way. I feel honored and uplifted to be one of them. Between TPRF and its supporters there is a kind of mutual admiration society. TPRF respects them, and they respect TPRF. I think many people share the feeling of amazement at what the simple and heartfelt good will of people can do through TPRF. To me, the guidance and the inspiration of TPRF's founder is the key to this overflowing good feeling. TPRF is still something of a "best kept secret," but I see that changing with programs like Food for People, now in India, Nepal, and Ghana, and Peace for People all over the world. To me, these two program titles -- Food for People and Peace for People -- summarize the TPRF story beautifully. I truly hope that TPRF will continue to gain the positive recognition it deserves, not because TPRF needs the recognition, but because I know that each person who begins to notice the goodness of TPRF is fortunate and richly blessed. Look and look again at TPRF. Absolutely, check the transparent financial reports that have earned it consistent top rankings from the analysts. By all means, explore its many wonderful projects to advance food, water, and peace globally. And listen for yourself to what TPRF’s founder has to say about food, water, and peace. Keep looking in all these ways and perhaps you will start to sense the quality of the feeling behind all this. That feeling is what I find unique, beautiful, and unforgettable.

19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am always amazed how a relatively small public foundation, powered by volunteers, can make such a positive impact internationally. There are many wonderful organizations that help provide the fundamental needs of food and water, but what makes The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) unique is that it promotes the understanding that personal peace is also a fundamental human need, and it fosters dignity, peace and prosperity. I’m honored to be a volunteer for TPRF.

Review from CharityNavigator

9 Barry S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For me the Prem Rawat Foundation has found the right balance between providing care and assistance where needed, without creating a continuing dependence on that care. The Food for People program in particular, has created a model for change which is reproducible and sustainable on any scale. Facilities in Nepal, India and soon in Ghana, provide nutritious food and clean water in a way that utilizes local produce and once under way, is sustained by the villagers themselves. The core mission behind these and other projects, as outlined by Prem Rawat, is to address fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity. My experience in working with this Foundation is that these are not just "nice words" but are put into practice in a real and effective way.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have found the only, and wish to remark, the only person on this our earth who sincerely is making every human understand that PEACE is the only unswer to all the problems produced by man, his name is Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji. At the age of 8 years old, He has shown full prof of this fact to all those who have have asked the " most obvious secret" about self-knowledge and proven HOW EQUAL ARE ALL MEN. Yes! You and I whant fullfilment, love, clarity, only Maharaji can provide that and more. Just be sincere .... look for Him.