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In the second quarter of 2012, the compassionate humanist members of Foundation Beyond Belief donated a total of $42,310 to our featured charities. As always, each of the five featured organizations inspired strong member support during the quarter. But for the first time since our launch, Poverty & Health claimed the highest level of member support, followed by perpetual member favorites Human Rights and Education.
We are also proud to introduce the first recipient of our new Small Grant Awards program -- the groundbreaking Igwe Witchcraft Accusation Field Study in Northern Ghana. Led by prominent Nigerian humanist Leo Igwe, this unique research program will focus on women currently held against their will in several "witch camps" after being accused of witchcraft and expelled from their villages.
Final grants totals for the Humanist Giving Program in second quarter 2012:
Our members also supported the work of the Foundation itself through a voluntary distribution totaling $4,125 for the quarter. We are grateful for this generous support.
Watch this blog and the Humanity at Work newsletter throughout the third quarter for reports from these organizations about how our donations will be put to use. (Non-members may subscribe to our weekly newsletter at the top of this page.)
SELECTED NOMINEES FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2012 ARE NOW OPEN FOR DISCUSSION at the FBB Charity Research Forum on Facebook. Add your voice to help us build the best possible slate for October 1 and beyond!