TM Friends makes it possible for everyone to benefit from the life-changing TM program in the United States. Join us by contributing to national programs that support the teaching of TM throughout the country or by supporting your local TM Center.
Your TM Friends donation goes to Maharishi Foundation USA, Inc. (MFUSA) a non-profit educational organization, recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). MFUSA teaches TM in the U.S., and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Corporate matching donations may also be available.
“Words cannot express my gratitude,” says Sandi Broadhurst of Pleasantville, New York. “I started practicing the TM technique during a time when I needed it most but could not afford it. Now it is a priceless and precious lifelong gift.”
OUR GOAL: To make the TM program available to everyone
You can donate by credit card on our secure donation page. If you wish to make a donation by check, see below.
All donations are fully tax-deductible. TM Friends is part of Maharishi Foundation USA, the non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that oversees the teaching of the TM program in the United States. After you make your donation, you will receive an email receipt that you can use for tax purposes. Corporate matching donations may also be available through your employer.
All of your donation—100 percent—will be used for national or local TM programs.
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Thousands of companies and organizations have corporate matching donations programs. If you work for one, your donation to Maharishi Foundation USA or your local TM Center can be doubled or tripled by your employer. Some companies will even match donations for retirees who previously worked for them.
After you make a donation to TM Friends on this page, you’ll have an opportunity to check whether your company offers a matching funds program. Just follow the prompts to submit a request to your employer to match your gift. It’s that simple.
Yes. Many people like to support the institutions whose work they value with a planned gift or bequest through their will, trust, or other arrangement. Planned giving provides a unique opportunity for you to create a lasting legacy.
Planned gifts are usually made from a portion of a person's assets, such as cash, securities, real estate, business interests, artwork, intellectual property, retirement plan assets, insurance policies, and investment accounts.
Maharishi Foundation USA recommends working with an estate planner or a lawyer to use the required language in your will or living trust that accurately identifies your gift. Simply document that your bequest is to be made to:
Maharishi Foundation USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 670
Fairfield, IA 52556
If you'd like more information about making a bequest to Maharishi Foundation USA, please contact Gary Korf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catalyze a major life change
“The TM program seemed to reach out and find me at a time when I needed it the most and had the least means. The offer of a scholarship not only provided a way, but also provided a sense of universal support that helped to catalyze a major life change. Thank you so much!”
Westchester County, NY
Helping me cope with trauma
“The TM technique has been invaluable in helping me cope with recent trauma. It continues to amaze me with it’s simplicity and effectiveness. Getting the lowered rate for financial need was key in getting me into the center in the first place. I don’t see how I could’ve done it otherwise. I am eternally grateful for the technique and the teachers who I have learned so much from.”
New York City
Cultivating peace and clarity within
“Having recently graduated from college and facing the reality of student loans, I could not have done the TM course without the assistance of the grant. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to learn how to meditate. Everyday, I look forward to the moment where I can sit in meditation and let the rest of the world fade away, cultivating peace and clarity within.”
Everything about your life transforms
“I’ve had some awesome effects. Sleeping better at night is a huge benefit. In the morning I had such a deep sleep. I’ve been sleeping so much. I’m making more money now because my attitude has changed. If it wasn’t for the scholarship, there’s no way we’d be able to start. Everything about your life transforms.”
San Diego, CA
Nothing more important
Supporting the local Transcendental Meditation Center is personally a great joy. I can think of nothing more important, nothing that will benefit the community as much as helping to make the knowledge of how to unfold our full inner potential more available.
North Bethesda, MD
I have been rewarded in very direct ways
The TM Center has proven to be a wonderful focal point of growth and development for my family and me. I take advantage of the many programs offered, and when I am unable, I often feel inspired to make a contribution to the TM Center scholarship fund so that others may do the same. I can say from personal experience that in each instance after making a small financial pledge, I have been rewarded in very direct ways.
Everyone should have the opportunity
The TM technique is a simple, easy-to-practice technique that allows one to tap into that infinite potential within—a reservoir of energy, happiness and creativity. Everyone should have the opportunity to develop this in their life. We feel very gratified to be a part of making this happen for others.
Mack and Carol Travis
Knowing that scholarships are available is a great comfort
“For everyone hearing an introductory lecture on the TM program, even those for whom the TM course fees are easily affordable, just knowing that scholarships are available to those in need is a great comfort. The availability of scholarships for people in all walks of life with financial need confirms that the true goal of the TM teacher and the TM teaching organization is to make the TM program available to everyone who wants to learn. Donations to the Friends of TM program makes this possible.”
Tom and Roxanne Factor
Jackson Hole, Wyoming