Days of Thanks / Days of Giving: Day 4

Caroline Morris
November 30, 2018

Days of Thanks / Days of Giving: Day 4

Our giving campaign continues with two more charity selections from two of our Project Managers, Garrett Cropsey and Josh Zuke.

Garrett chose the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (“MAPS”) as his charity of choice. Garrett chose MAPS because of the important work they are doing to develop medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS was founded in 1986 and has since provided essential support to research and lobbying efforts, both in the US and abroad, regarding the use of psychedelic substances in medicine. While they support studies involving a variety of substances, their current efforts are focused primarily on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as well as the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) with medical marijuana.

MAPS also supports research efforts and policy reform regarding the use of psilocybin, LSD, DMT, ayahuasca, ibogaine, kratom, mescaline, and other substances demonized for their recreational use and potent transformative effects. Their focus on clinical research and controlled usage helps to open a door for these substances back into the realm of common medicine. This work is extremely important given the current mental health crisis and will hopefully lead to increased availability of these treatment methods within our lifetimes.”
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Josh chose Social Venture Partners Boulder County as his charity to donate to. Social Venture Partners is a nonprofit that bridges the gap between for profit businesses and nonprofits through a unique business model wherein a group of professionals donate their time and talent on long-term, pro bono consulting projects with deserving nonprofits. This strengthens nonprofits from the inside out so they can better deliver on their missions, while simultaneously developing philanthropic engagement in the Boulder corporate community.

SVP Boulder believes strong nonprofits deliver better results, and as such work in service of other Boulder County nonprofits to help them be more efficient, effective and sustainable over the long-haul. They do this by building the “capacity” of nonprofits – what it takes to be stronger, better and even more efficiently focused on mission than before – from the inside out, digging in alongside them to get there.
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