To fulfill its mission of addressing the fundamental human needs of food, water, and peace, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has developed a variety of programs and initiatives:
Peace for People
TPRF works to advance Prem Rawat’s message that peace is possible for each individual––that peace is both an inner resource and innate right. TPRF’s Peace for People initiatives include international events with government, education, and business leaders to promote understanding of individual peace as the basis for world peace. TPRF helps sponsor Prem Rawat’s message on television in the United States and produces a variety of videos and print materials about personal peace that are available internationally.
Peace Education Program (PEP)
TPRF has developed the Peace Education Program (PEP) to help people discover inner resources such as strength, choice, and hope as well as to explore the possibility of personal peace. The curriculum is based on 10 DVDs, each focusing on a particular theme. The course has been presented in 70 countries at a large variety of organizations and community groups, including colleges, youth programs, adult education programs, hospice centers, retiree centers, prisons, and rehabilitation programs. Learn more about PEP.
Food for People Program (FFP)
Taking an innovative approach to helping people in poverty-stricken communities, 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 then in Tasarpu, Nepal (2009) and Otinibi, Ghana (2012), the program has been credited with improving community health, dramatically increasing school attendance, 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 oversight, management, and audited financial statements. The Foundation is also highly rated by 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 via Guidestar. Please see our Annual Reports page for more detailed information, including financial reports.