Humanity at Work · Compassionate Humanists supporting charities worldwide
  • Humanism at Work
    FBB's 1st national conference, centered on how to put compassionate humanism to work for a better world.
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  • SOIL
    Improving the conditions of human life for those living on the margins.
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  • Rainforest Foundation US
    Working to protect and preserve the environment, ecosystems, and the diversity of life on Earth.
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  • Washington Women’s Employment and Education
    Dedicated to improving access for all to the best of human knowledge.
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  • Footsteps
    Working for a more equitable and just world.
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  • The Night Ministry
    Our CHALLENGE THE GAP program seeks common ground between religious and nonreligious worldviews.
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  • Foundation Beyond Belief
    A community of compassionate humanists
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\Foundation Beyond Belief’s Beyond Belief Network is a network of secular humanist groups volunteering in their communities and raising money for FBB’s featured charities and programs. Any group with a public secular humanist or atheist identity is welcome to join, regardless of experience or group size. Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless collected more than 1,575 items from the community for their monthly giveaway. What a record breaker! During the June giveaway, more than thirty members volunteered. ATXAHH lost count of how many people came through their line after 130. In addition to distributing basic living supplies, they had some special items for the summer, including insect repellent wipes, sunglasses and cool wraps. The ATXAHH Gettin’ Knotty knitting guild also knitted and ...

By Cathleen O'Grady

Foundation Beyond Belief’s current Human Rights Beneficiary, Footsteps, is a unique entry into the rolls of beneficiaries FBB has featured. Footsteps is the only organization in North America dedicated to offering support to men and women leaving the Orthodox Jewish community. While the organization focuses on a specific community, the programs it offers and the way the organization is designed make it a model for supportive organizations both in and out of the religious realm. People coming to Footsteps may be in one of four identified stages of transition from Orthodox to mainstream society. Stories on the Footsteps site give many reasons a person may leave the Orthodox community – from seeking higher education, to seeking safety after arranged marriages, ...

By Stephanie Jackson Ali

This fall, FBB’s Humanist Giving program will be focused on supporting one innovative nonprofit through a capacity-building grant of $50,000 to $65,000. The goal of this initiative, the Compassionate Impact Grant Program, is to increase the reach of a nonprofit organization that is developing or broadening potentially transformative evidence-based social innovations that solve critical community problems. Organizations are invited to participate in an open, competitive process, with applicants assessed based on their ability to provide evidence-driven, innovative solutions that expanded the organization’s reach. To apply for this grant and learn more about the program, visit the Compassionate Impact Grant Program page. The deadline to apply is August 8, 2014, at 11:59:59 pm Eastern time.

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Volunteering Event Guide

Welcome to Volunteers Beyond Belief, a network of local freethought organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering in 22 U.S. cities.

The national organization assists local teams in finding volunteer opportunities and in committing to a regular schedule of volunteer events, making hands-on volunteering a major part of their groups' activity and identity.

Volunteers Beyond Belief is a program of Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists.

Organizations with a compatible humanist mission and identity are encouraged to consider joining the network by filling out the VBB team application online.

Fundraising Event Guide

Welcome to Volunteers Beyond Belief, a network of local freethought organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering in 22 U.S. cities.

The national organization assists local teams in finding volunteer opportunities and in committing to a regular schedule of volunteer events, making hands-on volunteering a major part of their groups' activity and identity.

Volunteers Beyond Belief is a program of Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists.

Organizations with a compatible humanist mission and identity are encouraged to consider joining the network by filling out the VBB team application online.

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