The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classical hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind, leading to the improvement of the human condition, and the alleviation of suffering.

Support The Heffter Research Institute


The research sponsored and conducted by the Heffter Research Institute is of the highest quality, carried out under the direction of world-class scientists, and published in well respected peer-reviewed scientific journals. Although the Institute's program will qualify for and receive some government funding, it will not depend on such funds to maintain its operations, and hence will not be obliged to support or defend a particular agenda.

The Institute collaborates with medical schools and other research institutions to implement specific types of research and to minimize operating costs. Affiliating the Institute with universities and medical schools fosters collaborative relationships between scientists funded by HRI and their colleagues.

Looking to the future, the Founders are intent on careful planning, developing collaborative opportunities, and managing growth commensurate with available resources. Meeting this goal will require infusing the Institute with a significant amount of capital funds and establishing a substantial endowment.

Please Support The Heffter Research Institute and Give Now:

Heffter is a public charity; we must raise all the funds to support our work. If you believe our work has value, please give your support. All donations are tax-deductable. Every contribution will help in a major way.

You can send a check made out to The Heffter Research Institute to:

369 Montezuma Ave. #153
Santa Fe, NM 87501

If you would like to support the Heffter Research Institute, and are interested in gift planning, gift annuities, or bequests, you can write to us at this address:


Or use this PayPal button to make a secure donation online:

We are working to improve the lives of everyone. If you have the resources to help, please share them with us so we can continue our vital work.

Click here for the Procedure for submission and review of grant proposals.