FAQ

Where does the money go when I donate to your organization?

The funds donated to our organization allow us to keep the non-profit running. We incur regular costs such as web hosting, staff salaries, marketing and advertising, and graphic design. The funds also help us print and ship our merch so you can help rep our mission! Most importantly however, the funds we collect help us develop and deliver support and educational programs for the martial arts community. Please follow this link for a more precise breakdown (Link coming soon).


Who runs the organization?

Our organization is run by our leadership team and advised by our Board of Directors. Please see this page for more detail on our staff and board members.


How can I make a donation to your organization?

You can donate through the PayPal link on our homepage.


What is your tax ID number?

Our tax ID number is 81-4468555.


Where can I find your financial documents?

We hold an Annual General Meeting once per year, which anyone can attend, where we go over the financials of the previous year as well as what we’ve accomplished and our goals moving forward. Please follow this link for the summary documents of previous years’ AGM. (LINK COMING SOON)


Can I donate if I live outside of the United States?

We accept donations through our website from anyone in any country. We are based in California; however, the goal is for our reach to be worldwide. We are offering our programming and support to the martial arts community across the globe and have held events and supported affiliated events in various countries.

 

Are you a registered charity?

Yes, we are a registered 501(c)3 charity.


Where are you based out of?

We are registered in and based out of California, United States.

 
How can I help or support?

The easiest thing you can do is rock a #SubmitTheStigma patch and spread our message of mental health awareness! In addition, any donation helps us keep the organization running, and supports us in developing and delivering programming for the community. If you would like to apply to become a board member, please reach out to hello@submitthestigma.org. Furthermore, if you would like to apply to become an ambassador, please follow this link. You can also host fundraising events at your academy or on your own, as well as reach out to us to bring a #SubmitTheStigma seminar to your city.

 

If you are interested in being featured on our Instagram account, we’d love to hear from you! This helps us build our community of openness and support. Please send a 2200 character story of mental health, BJJ and resilience to stories@submitthestigma.org along with a BJJ related photo and your Instagram handle.


How do you support the community?

#SubmitTheStigma aims to make mental health as important as physical health in the martial arts community. Through advocacy, awareness and our programs, we create a community where training is a safe and healthy place for mental well-being. We develop and deliver educational programs that help better equip the community to support one another and handle mental health crises. We offer seminars that spread awareness and educate people on the resources in their communities as well as how to combat stigma and promote acceptance and compassion. We continue to create new offerings that foster awareness of mental illness in the community and help educate and equip people on supporting one another.


My merch hasn't arrived yet, who can I reach out to?

If your merch has not arrived yet and you are concerned, please reach out to hello@submitthestigma.org. We will get this sorted out for you as soon as possible.


Where can I get a #SubmitTheStigma gi?

The #SubmitTheStigma gis were a limited run production in collaboration with Kayo Kimonos. Please check their website to see what inventory is left and available.


Where can I get a #SubmitTheStigma patch?

We would love to see you representing our mission by wearing a #SubmitTheStigma patch on your gi. You can purchase them at this link.


How do I bring a #SubmitTheStigma seminar into my gym?

Please reach out to erin@submitthestigma.org for more details.