About The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF)
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 Education Program (PEP)
The Peace Education Program consists of several 10-session courses that explore the meaning of personal peace, each helping participants discover their own inner resources to live more fulfilling lives. The sessions focus on 10 different themes: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment. The core material for each theme is a selection of video excerpts from Prem Rawat’s talks. Sessions also include facilitated reflection time, participant discussion, and workbook learning. The interactive, multimedia workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian, and have been proven to benefit diverse groups of people in over 80 countries. 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 clean water and 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 local economies and health, dramatically increasing school attendance, and inspiring a growing sense of hope in the communities served. Learn more about Food for People.
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 also produces a variety of videos about personal peace that are viewed by millions of people across the world. Learn more about Peace for People.
TPRF sponsors yearly eye clinics in India for people who have no access to eye care and has frequently provided aid to help with the urgent needs of people affected by natural disasters. Over the years, TPRF has partnered with charitable organizations that have shown their ability to deliver the aid directly, efficiently, and effectively with respect for the dignity of recipients and their culture. Since its inception in 2001, TPRF has made more than 160 grants to help people in 40 countries. Learn more about Humanitarian Aid.
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 and Charity Navigator give TPRF their highest rankings for its commitment to transparency, fiscal responsibility, program results, and management.
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.