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The Prem Rawat Foundation

Dignity, Peace, Prosperity

aka TPRF   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.tprf.org

Mission

The mission of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is to advance dignity, peace and prosperity by addressing the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, TPRF is dedicated to building a world at peace, one person at a time.

Notes from the nonprofit

Founded by Prem Rawat in 2001, TPRF has a wide international reach with initiatives and supporters in over 80 countries. TPRF’s annual budget averages around $2 million, but it is able to make an outsize impact due to the remarkable efforts of volunteers who are inspired by Prem Rawat’s vision that all people should have the opportunity to live in peace.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Linda Pascotto

Main address

PO Box 24-1498

Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

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EIN

91-2166236

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TPRF aims to implement Prem Rawat’s vision that all people should have the opportunity to live with dignity, peace and prosperity. A guiding principle of TPRF’s approach is that the strongest foundation for peaceful countries and communities is individual contentment, so TPRF helps build a world at peace, one person at a time. This approach acknowledges the reality of historic inequities and the need for all people to have access to food, water, shelter and health care, which TPRF addresses with the Food for People program and humanitarian aid for disadvantaged people. A key difference between TPRF and other humanitarian organizations is that TPRF also goes beyond helping address people’s material conditions. To that end, TPRF created the Peace Education Program to help people discover their own inner resources and capacity for living in personal peace. Over 300,000 people have participated in the innovative workshop series in more than 80 countries.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food for People

Food for People (FFP) takes an innovative approach to helping people emerge from poverty by providing nutritious meals, clean water and educational opportunities to disadvantaged communities in India, Nepal and Ghana. By the end of 2022, the FFP program had provided clean water and over 5.2 million meals to children and ailing adults, as well as classes on computer skills, sewing, agriculture, physical education and more. The program has resulted in improved health, higher school enrollment and achievement and economic growth.



Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

The Peace Education Program is an innovative series of video-based workshops that help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace. The program gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity, and their inner resources such as choice, hope and dignity. Rather than describing or defining personal peace, the program empowers individuals to reach their own understanding. Everyone can benefit. The program has proven effective in a variety of settings including community centers, schools, adult education programs, healthcare settings, senior centers, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation facilities and correctional facilities.

Over 300,000 people in more than 80 countries have participated in the program, and impact studies have found a wide range of benefits, including reducing anxiety, increasing self-awareness and personal growth, and enhancing hope and appreciation for life.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

TPRF has sponsored more than 45 live events and forums with Prem Rawat and other leaders to build awareness that personal peace is the strongest foundation for world peace, including at prominent institutions such as the United Nations and European Parliament. TPRF has reached hundreds of millions of people on social media and other online platforms with inspiring messages that encourage positive and peaceful living.

Population(s) Served
Adults

TPRF regularly provides disaster relief in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, especially addressing underserved areas. In addition, TPRF sponsors eye clinics in disadvantaged rural areas of India and Nepal to provide eye exams, eye infection medications and corrective lenses at no charge to people who could not otherwise afford them. TPRF has given over 175 grants totaling over $5.7 million to a variety of NGO partners in 40 countries to provide food, water, medical care and other aid.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Peace Education Program Attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Peace Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Peace Education Program is a 10-session series of video-based workshops that help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace.

Peace Education Program Attendees Since Inception

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Peace Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Peace Education Program began in 2012.

The number of Food for People (FFP) meals served in all facilities.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Seniors

Related Program

Food for People

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Steady increases except in 2020 when facilities were closed due to the pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TPRF aims to grow the quality and the reach of its initiatives to help empower as many people as possible to live with dignity, peace and prosperity.


The strategy to grow the quality and the reach of the Peace Education Program is to enhance training, support and promotions. TPRF is focusing outreach on promising sectors such as schools, community centers and correctional facilities. For example, a new Peace Education Program course was recently developed to improve the quality of learning and enrollment for high school and university students. Prototype promotional materials are being developed in tandem with a course trial at a selection of schools across 3 continents and the results are being studied to inform further improvements before widespread release.

To grow the reach of the Food for People program, localized plans are being developed in India, Nepal and Ghana to expand meal delivery services to more schools and disadvantaged children. The program is also responding to meet evolving local needs by offering more educational opportunities to learn skills such as reading, computer literacy, agriculture, physical fitness and sewing.

The key strategies for improving humanitarian aid capabilities are strengthening partnerships with other nonprofits and expanding the TPRF donor network.

One of TPRF's greatest assets is that, although it is based in Los Angeles, it enjoys a growing international base of support from donors and volunteers who are inspired by Prem Rawat’s vision. Since 2010, volunteers have contributed more than $7.7 million in pro bono work in support of TPRF initiatives. Another strong measure of support for TPRF’s growth is a pronounced increase in donation revenue over the last several years. This has enabled TPRF to hire several new team members in the last year in the areas of Peace Education Program and Communications support.

The Peace Education Program has many opportunities to scale quickly because large organizations such as schools and prisons have the ability to be trained to facilitate the course for their own constituents. TPRF’s role is to provide materials and training support, but does not need to staff the courses.

TPRF has also improved training and resources available to offer the Peace Education Program virtually via Zoom, further lowering the barrier for entry and growth.

Positive recognition of Prem Rawat and TPRF is growing from news coverage, studies, online awareness campaigns and appearances at professional conferences, all opening up new opportunities to expand programs.

TPRF’s accomplishments compared to other nonprofits in its budgetary range have been remarkable.

Over 300,000 people in more than 80 countries have participated in the Peace Education Program, and impact studies have found a wide range of benefits, including reducing anxiety, increasing self-awareness and personal growth, and enhancing hope and appreciation for life.

The Food for People program has provided clean water and over 5.2 million meals to children and ailing adults, as well as classes on computer skills, sewing, agriculture, physical education and more. The program has resulted in improved health, higher school enrollment and achievement and economic growth.

In addition, TPRF has given over 175 grants totaling over $5.7 million to a variety of NGO partners in 40 countries to provide food, water, medical care and other aid.

TPRF has sponsored more than 45 live events and forums with Prem Rawat and other leaders to build awareness that personal peace is the strongest foundation for world peace, including at prominent institutions such as the United Nations and European Parliament. TPRF has reached hundreds of millions of people on social media and other online platforms with inspiring messages that encourage positive and peaceful living.

TPRF will continue to grow its positive impact in the years ahead by expanding public awareness, expanding its network of donors, volunteers and paid team members, and implementing its strategies to improve the reach of key programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Translation of feedback in other languages

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Prem Rawat Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Pascotto

The Linda and Alvaro Pascotto Charitable Foundation

Term: 2001 -

Linda H Pascotto

The Linda and Alvaro Pascotto Charitable Foundation

Daya Rawat

No Affiliation

Amar Rawat

No Affiliation

Stephen Sordoni

No affiliation

Matt Altman

No affiliation

Bruce Keenan

No affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes