"In 1987, Dave Ellis founded The Brande Foundation and funded it with royalties from the sale of, “Becoming a Master Student.” This book is the best-selling college textbook in North America and is designed to assist students to be successful in school and beyond. Ellis formed the foundation to sponsor projects and contribute money to a wide variety of organizations on a local, state, national, and international basis. Ellis has since endowed the foundation with over $2.5 million.
"The purpose of the foundation is to promote life on the planet in five basic areas including: 1) world sufficiency (adequate food, water, and shelter for all people); 2) environmental integrity (a healthy and sustainable ecosystem); 3) human rights; 4) world peace; and, 5) personal transformation (human effectiveness and education).
"The projects of The Brande Foundation have included Native American education and leadership development, community health and education, bias awareness workshops, fundraising for microcredit lending, and eradicating poverty around the world.
"Organizations that have been major recipients of funding have included CARE, OXFAM, United Way, Working Against Violence, Inc., Youth & Family Services, The Hunger Project, RESULTS Educational Fund, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Gorbachev Foundation, Pachamama Alliance, and Amnesty International." 
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- About, Brande Foundation, accessed October 16, 2009.