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DONATE NOW! Foundation Beyond Belief has changed a lot since we launched with our Humanist Giving program back in 2010. We’ve raised $1.75 million for 118 charities around the world, but that’s just the beginning. Through the Beyond Belief Network, we support more than 100 humanist volunteer teams nationwide, teams that regularly show their communities what humanist volunteering looks like. And now we're opening up two completely new areas of humanist service. In 2015, we will launch Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams, the first on-the-ground volunteer program giving nontheists an avenue to directly assist communities impacted by disaster. We're also launching the much-anticipated Humanist Service Corps, deploying a team of eight humanist volunteers next July for a year of service in ...


SOIL, our Q3 2014 Poverty and Health Nominee was awarded $11,095 grant to further their program.  Meet one of their clients and see what SOIL has to say about their program:"I was very happy that I was able to receive a second model toilet for my home. I had a few problems with the first model, but then SOIL worked with me to get me a second one. Now I'm very happy with it because it's better for me and my family." –Mama Villa, a SOIL household toilet customer.  We follow an iterative design process which means that as long as people's needs and desires are dynamically evolving, we never stop innovating. More information on the EcoSan Toilet can be found here.

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Giving Program Coordinator

Our very own Pathfinder Ben Blanchard will be speaking at Skepticon 7 this weekend! His talk, “I got malaria, and so can you! Your primer on international secular service," will cover his international work with the Pathfinders Project, which took him from Cambodia to Guatemala. Closer to home, Ben has has also worked with the Student Secular Alliance, and is a microbiology/pre-med student. His talk will be from 11 am until 12 pm on Sunday, November 23. Skepticon, the largest free skeptic conference in the nation, will begin this Friday in Springfield, MO. Other speakers include Skepticon founder JT Eberhard, PZ Myers, and Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist). If you're going to be at Skepticon, be sure to say hi ...

By Cathleen O'Grady

This is a pivotal year for compassionate humanism. Click to learn more and support our crucial Year-End Drive.

What people are saying about FBB

The best part [of FBB membership] is sharing the experience with our children. We want them to help us figure out what our monthly contribution should be and where it should go. Read more...

— Raising Three Thinkers

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— PZ Myers, Pharyngula

I scrolled down the list of contribution levels until I hit one that hurts, just a little. But it's a good kind of hurt. Read more...

— Peter Nothnagle, member

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Recent posts about humanist giving

For Q4 2014, FBB launched a new program that takes a different approach to funding beneficiaries: This quarter, we are awarding a Compassionate Impact Grant. Read more...

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Giving Program Coordinator

During Q4 2013, Foundation Beyond Belief funded a pilot program to create and administer an FBB Kiva account. Our initial goals were to dip our toes. Read more...

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Giving Program Coordinator

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