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10,500 ETH ($1mm USD) for a future where safe psychedelic therapy is convenient and legal.
Psychedelic therapy has massive potential. So we’re announcing a new 10,500 ETH ($1mm USD) philanthropic project working on the goal of safe, beneficial, convenient and legal psychedelic therapy. Clarity Health Fund provides fellowships and early stage funding to non-profits, entrepreneurs and psychedelic researchers.
We are the Clarity Health Fund.
Tl;dr - Psychedelic therapy can help people, drug policy should be based on health not criminalization, psychedelics might help problem solving. So we have 10,500 ETH ($1mm USD) available to give away. https://www.clarityhealthfund.org/ for updates. Applications open Q1 2019.
Clarity Health Fund has 10,500 ETH ($1mm USD) available to give to determined individuals and projects to progress psychedelics
We have approximately 10,500 ETH ($1mm USD) available to give over the next 6+ months. We’ll distribute this to the extent that we find promising projects that align with our mission. We’ve fixed the amount in USD, because that’s how the people we’re donating to will be spending it.
We’re like the Pineapple Fund, but smaller and just for drug policy and psychedelics. We can only fund legal projects, thanks for understanding.
We expect most applicants to be non-profits, as they find it harder to raise funding, but we’re also interested in funding for-profits by investing.
We’re launching and accepting applicants in Q1 2019.
You can apply even if you don’t yet have a project.
Psychedelics have promise for medical conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcoholism and obesity. Psychedelics also have promise for things like relationship therapy, and generally helping people become happier and healthier.
Author Tim Ferriss on ayahuasca “It’s mind-boggling how much it can do in one or two nights.” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/12/the-ayahuasca-boom-in-the-u-s
Psychedelic therapy has been described like compressing years of therapy into a single session. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4592308/
“A single dose of psilocybin—a compound from magic mushrooms—can ease anxiety and depression for up to six months. The results have great potential for people dealing with the fear associated with a cancer diagnosis” http://time.com/4586333/psilocybin-cancer-anxiety-depression/
After treatment with MDMA “two-thirds no longer met the criteria for having PTSD.” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/ptsd-mdma-ecstasy.html
“The F.D.A. approval is a beacon of hope for the roughly eight million Americans believed to suffer from PTSD, a group that includes victims of abuse, refugees and combat veterans.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion/ecstasy-ptsd.html
Drug policy should be based on public health, not criminalization.
“Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?” https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it
It’s messed up to lock someone up in a box that they’re not allowed to leave, for ingesting a substance in a way that’s safe for the people around them.
Psychedelics might be able to increase innovation and problem solving.
The economist and investor Eric Weinstein noted that psychedelics are the “open secret of what I call the hallucinogenic elite, whether it’s billionaires or Nobel laureates or inventors.” https://youtu.be/8LPwyy4scAc?t=1h31m7s
We think our biggest challenge will be making sure that people who may need funding hear about us.
If you know someone who may be a good candidate for funding from us, please tell them about us so they know we’re a possible option.
And if you know a journalist who may want to write about us when we open for applications, please let us know or have them reach out to us. And if you have any suggestions for where/how we should promote our launch, once we start accepting applicants, we’d love to know.
Visit https://www.clarityhealthfund.org/ to learn more and sign up for updates on our fund and psychedelic progress.
If you’re interested in applying, you can sign up for updates and more information on the application process, which will begin Q1 2019.