The Prem Rawat FoundationThe Prem Rawat Foundation Is a Fake Charity Note *

In 2001, The Prem Rawat Foundation was registered in California as a charitable Trust. It mainly consisted of an Internet website and sold downloadable excerpts of Prem Rawat's speeches, musical compositions and other grossly over-priced 'art' works. It's Mission Statement is simple though absurdly grandiose:

The Mission of TPRF is a simple one: to address the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace so that people can live with dignity, peace & prosperity.

How Can Prem Rawat Address the World's Fundamental Human Needs Of Food,
Water and Peace With $494,057.15 Per Annum?

Prem Rawat Scam MerchantIn the years in which financial details have been published the Prem Rawat Foundation received $41,891,540 in donations. TPRF funded charitable enterprises with $9,881,143 less than 24% of their revenue. The rest of the disbursed donations - $25,369,379, about 2½ times as much - was spent on Prem Rawat, either directly funding his lavish lifestyle or promoting him with phony PR campaigns and the costs of his travel and speechifying. These have two objectives, make it look like he is a successful businessman/investor and inspirational public speaker and secondly to attract more people into his cult of disciples to donate more money for his luxury lifestyle and to promote those two objectives. It's a vicious circle. You won't find this mentioned in any TPRF press release.

TPRF Revenue
$US41,891,540
TPRF Aid
$US9,881,143
Prem Rawat's Con 
$US25,369,379

Prem Rawat Rips Off 76% of the revenue for Himself And Scams Phony PR Press Releases


Prem Rawat on the Roundabout

The Inspire Electronic Magazine that was published by TPRF in nearly 200 issues over the years 2004 - 2010 and the TPRF Annual Reports and the press releases distributed through PRNewswire provide a complete picture of Prem Rawat, his activities and Knowledge that he wanted to show to the public (though mainly to his followers) during that time.

Examination of the Prem Rawat Foundation annual reports shows that less than 30% of the funds contributed to the foundation (by Rawat's devotees, not by Rawat personally) were spent on humanitarian or charitable activities. The majority has been spent on Prem Rawat himself and helps fund his travels in his private multi million dollar jets, staying in luxury hotel suites and giving speeches that inspire his followers to donate money that is spent on his travels in his private multi million dollar jets …

Total Revenue for TPRF from 2002 to 2022 is $US41,891,540. Total expenditure on Humanitarian Causes was $US9,881,143. Percentage of revenue donated to humanitarian causes was 23.59%. The rest of the expenditure, $US33,677,171 was spent on goods and services directly or indirectly benefiting Prem Rawat himself. In fact they spent a larger percentage on aid than they had planned as the revenue averaged $2.5million in 2007-2009 and in 2010 they increased aid by 25% but revenue fell by $1 million in 2010 and only recovered to those levels in 2021. The quickly cut back on aid and in 2014 only 10% of the revenue went to humanitarian aid.

Prem Rawat on the Roundabout

Could Prem Rawat's minions and hired guns have created a world record? The most PR spin for the least charitable amounts?

Year
Revenue
Aid
Rev/Aid%
Expenditure
%age
Meals
$FFP
$ per Meal
Humanitarian
2022
2643801
773262
29.25%
1675845
46.14%
768364
168000
$0.22
605262
2021
3501289
599114
17.11%
1663146
36.02%
357000
274214
$0.77
324900
2020
2225605
561098
25.21%
1602984
35.00%
166875
217099
$1.30
343999
2019
2042986
356309
17.44%
1505173
23.67%
499183
256309
$0.51
100000
2018
1731187
213085
12.31%
1658340
12.85%
479221
170000
$0.35
43085
2017
1896054
308145
16.25%
1514743
20.34%
430949
140900
$0.33
167245
2016
1704067
217134
12.74%
1449937
14.98%
147648
69486
2015
1971948
382400
19.39%
1968780
19.42%
2014
2052082
196288
9.57%
1308460
15.00%
2701592
1374170
2013
1592759
394805
24.79%
1258042
31.38%
2012
1737639
501796
28.88%
1544881
32.48%
2011
1464752
775346
53.24%
1581848
49.02%
2010
1464753
1045492
71.38%
1680566
62.21%
2009
2480681
704063
28.38%
2519330
27.95%
2008
2752987
851175
30.92%
3248536
26.20%
2007
2426741
935003
38.53%
2243374
41.68%
2006
1953417
479654
24.55%
2138065
22.43%
2005
2834386
537289
18.96%
2046888
26.25%
2004
1349144
49685
3.68%
1099472
4.52%
2003
1028387
0
952700
0.00%
2002
1036876
0
589412
0.00%
2002-22
$41,891,540
$9,881,143
23.59%
$35,250,522
28.03%

The Inspire electronic newsletter was TPRF's major vehicle for the promotion of Rawat up to 2010. It usually contained a brief story about an Élan Vital Inc. (EVI ceased operations in 2010) event or TPRF charitable or humanitarian activity and a short edited section of one of Rawat's recent speeches which was also available on subscription (after the first 10 issues) as a .pdf file. The stories were reused and published on the web at other sites including Young Peoples' Initiative (This site went off-line in 2015. It was supposedly created by and for young people rather than the majority of Rawat's students who had been initiated in the 1970's and were then in their 50's); Maharaji Blog (http://maharajiblog.net/) which shut down at the end of 2009, The Voice of Maharaji which closed down mid 2009. Only the Young Peoples' Initiative was updated after 2009. Articles about Rawat's public activities were distributed as press releases through PR Newswire though I have never seen one actually used by a newspaper.




I am not saying the Prem Rawat Foundation is acting illegally. Their expenditure on Prem Rawat is accepted by the Charity Commissioners to be "educational" and a public good. That is nonsense, it is good only for Prem Rawat