The David Lynch Foundation (“DLF” or the “Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. DLF delivers this program nationally through the Center for Resilience. DLF has earned broad public interest and support for its work to bring this simple, evidence-based meditation intervention to its core target populations: veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, domestic violence survivors, those suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorder and young people in high crime, high need areas.
DLF has three regional offices: its operational headquarters in New York City (where there is also a significant programmatic presence), its government locus in Washington, DC, and a programmatic hub in Los Angeles. One of the Foundation’s primary long-term objectives is to support gold standard research in order to make TM widely accessible to all who will benefit from it – with cost to the individual not being a barrier. Our veterans and first responders work is focused on offering programs and supporting research as part of a strategy to secure reimbursement for this evidence-based intervention through private and public insurance companies, and through government funding sources.