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David Lynch Foundation

David Lynch Foundation
CROWDRISE : May 18, 2010
Tax ID: 83-0436453
BASED: Fairfield, IA, United States


Our Mission

The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.


At-risk populations suffer from epidemic levels of chronic stress and stress-related disorders—fueling violence, crime, and soaring health costs, and compromising the effectiveness of education, health, rehabilitation, and vocational programs now in place.

The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations, including underserved inner-city students; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; soldiers with PTSD; homeless men participating in reentry programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults.

The Foundation also funds university and medical school research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.

The effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs have been researched at leading medical schools, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, and Yale Medical School, and have received the endorsement of and support from private foundations and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, General Motors Foundation, the Chrysler Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the American Indian Education Association, Indian Health Services, many school districts, and state departments of corrections.

Tax ID: 83-0436453 •


David Lynch Foundation

David Lynch Foundation

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Give the Gift of Peace: Sponsor a TM teacher

Give the Gift of Peace: Spon…

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

David Lynch Foundation/LA --Change Begins Within

David Lynch Foundation/LA --…

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70% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Meditation For At-Risk Kids

Meditation For At-Risk Kids

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122% Raised of $5,000 Goal