Well, God bless that good guy for being so successful and generous. What a life he must be having to give-away over $229 million dollars in grants!
And it’s very good to see that his Meth Project is reported to have cut the meth use by almost half wherever it’s in-place. Phew. He obviously means well, and is getting most of the results he intends to get. God, that’s great.
All the best to you,
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation engages in strategic philanthropy; as such, it does not entertain grant requests. Since 2000, the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation has granted $229,677,507 to various charitable causes.
The Meth Project
One of the Siebel Foundation’s most impactful endeavors has been the Meth Project, a large-scale prevention effort aimed at significantly reducing the prevalence of methamphetamine use.
The United Nations has identified methamphetamine abuse as a growing global pandemic. Law enforcement departments across the U.S. rank Meth as the #1 crime problem in America. In response to this growing public health crisis, the Siebel Foundation established the Meth Project to significantly reduce Meth use through public service messaging, community action, and public policy initiatives.
In Montana, where the program was first initiated, the Meth Project has been able to change attitudes and behaviors toward Meth through large-scale messaging campaigns and aggressive community outreach programs. Central to the integrated, research-based campaign is MethProject.org, a definitive source for information about Meth for teens. MethProject.org is supported by hard-hitting television, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns that communicate the risks of Meth use. Since the Project launched, Montana has seen a 72% decrease in adult Meth use,1 a 63% decrease in teen Meth use,2 and a 62% decrease in Meth-related crime.3 The Meth Project has since expanded to seven additional states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, and Wyoming, which have reported similar results. In the two years following the launch of the Idaho Meth Project, the state saw a 52% decrease in teen Meth use4, the largest decline in the nation, and Arizona’s rate of teen Meth use declined by 65%5.
The Meth Project was cited by the White House as one of the nation’s most effective prevention programs and a model for the nation and was named the 3rd most effective philanthropy in the world by Barron’s. For more information visit www.MethProject.org.