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About Foundation Beyond Belief

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About the Foundation

Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion. We select and feature five charitable organizations per quarter, one in each of the following cause areas:


  • Education
  • Poverty and Health
  • Human Rights
  • The Natural World
  • Challenge the Gap (charities based in other worldviews)

Members join the Foundation by signing up for a monthly automatic donation in the amount of their choice, then set up personal profiles to indicate how they would like their contribution distributed among the five categories.


Active members can advocate for causes and help us choose the new beneficiaries each quarter. We also host a multi-author blog focused on humanism, philanthropy, and the intersection of the two.


Carefully selected for impact and efficiency, our featured beneficiaries are secular organizations with the exception of Challenge the Gap, which features non-proselytizing organizations based in other worldviews. At the end of each quarter, all donations designated for our featured charities are forwarded, no percentage is retained, and a new slate of beneficiaries selected.


The Foundation also sponsors Volunteers Beyond Belief, a network of humanist volunteer teams in 23 U.S. cities, and Humanist Crisis Response, raising funds and awareness for major humanitarian crises worldwide.


READY TO BECOME A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER? Start by selecting your donation level here!

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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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