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    Improving the conditions of human life for those living on the margins.

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  • Ocean Conservancy

    Working to protect and preserve the environment, ecosystems, and the diversity of life on Earth.

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  • ConTextos

    Dedicated to improving access for all to the best of human knowledge.

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  • Akili Dada

    Working for a more equitable and just world.

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  • Interfaith Youth Core

    Our CHALLENGE THE GAP program seeks common ground between religious and nonreligious worldviews.

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  • Announcing Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams

    Coming in spring 2015, our humanist disaster recovery program will aim to provide non-theists an avenue to assist impacted communities when disaster strikes.

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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 (ATXAHH) have had a busy month. Based in Austin, TX, they're the first team to hit Level One in 2015! They were also honored as BBN’s February Team of the Month! Between January 19 and February 15, thirty donors offered Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless more than 1,300 items to distribute to people who are homeless and living below the poverty line. Items included basic toiletries, seasonal clothing, prepackaged ...

By Elizabeth Minutello

Winter is the most difficult season to plan a service event. Volunteer groups can find themselves at the mercy of frigid temperatures, treacherous roads, and snowstorms. However, with careful planning, a volunteer group can stage a successful service project in winter.     Tips to Get Started   Stay inside. With winter, hosting an outdoor service event can be problematic. Planning an indoor service event during this season will probably meet with a greater volunteer turnout. There are a variety of options for an eager volunteer group. Volunteer at a local food bank. Collect winter coats/boots during a group meeting and donate to a local shelter. Host a raffle and donate the proceeds to a Foundation Beyond Belief beneficiary.   ...

By Elizabeth Minutello

To read powerfully requires comprehension within a context. But first, it requires a book. Foundation Beyond Belief’s current Education beneficiary, ConTextos, provides training to teachers and libraries in schools with young readers. ConTextos has built more than 70 libraries in schools across El Salvador. Alongside that material donation, the teachers at each school take part in training on integrating those books into their classroom lessons. Teachers place the readings into social and cultural contexts that facilitate discussions that are vital for students to comprehend and learn from what they read. ConTextos built its program on research that demonstrates the key factor in a student’s education is the quality of their teacher. Armed with the knowledge that excellent teachers thrive with ...

By Matt De Stasio, Humanist Giving Assistant

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Over the years, Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Giving program has transformed, most notably when we went from featuring 10 beneficiaries each quarter to selecting five. Read more...

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Giving Program Coordinator

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