Humanity at Work · Compassionate Humanists supporting charities worldwide

  • Highlights 4 carefully vetted charities per quarter in the areas of Poverty and Health, Education, Human Rights, and Natural World.

  • Sign up here to be considered for our next Teams deployment.

  • Service Corps volunteers save lives and fight for gender equality by supporting local human rights organizations in Ghana’s Northern Region.

  • Our Beyond Belief Network is a collective of organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising. 

  • The hosts of our official podcast travel the country telling stories of life-changing events, expanding our horizons and our compassion.

We are Humanism at Work

Foundation Beyond Belief is a humanist charity that promotes secular volunteering and responsible charitable giving. Guided by the principles of secular humanism, our mission is to:

  • Unite the humanist community in volunteering and charitable efforts.

  • Advocate for compassionate action throughout the world.

We forward our mission through our programs: Grants, Disaster Recovery, Service Corps, and Volunteer Network.

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Globally, 5 billion people now have access to mobile technology. This technology is more than just a means of easy communication – it’s a way to gain access to information and to generate critical development. Even in rural areas lacking basic infrastructure like running water and electricity, many communities are using mobile technology to improve their lives.

At Nexleaf, we’re driven by the vision that technology and data can be built to serve all users for the global good. Nexleaf’s interventions currently reach over 12 million people a year.

Innovation and data can be powerful tools in providing people in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) greater access to economic and social opportunities. Using a grassroots approach, Nexleaf builds IoT sensors, pathways, and tools that make data accessible and actionable to people working on the front lines of global health and climate change. The technologies we design can be used across different sectors to yield data-driven insights for global solutions. The areas we address include:


By Nexleaf Guest Post

Sometimes, the best way to progress is to help nature do what it does best. This seems to be the case for a once-barren 120-acre piece of land surrounded by lush mangrove forests in El Salvador. Mangrove forests provide a vast array of valuable ecosystem services and play a critical role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. They sequester carbon, slow coastal erosion, and are a natural barrier that protects coastal communities from extreme weather. Mangroves ecosystems are a refuge for juvenile fish, a nesting habitat for birds, and a breeding ground for sea turtles. They also provide sustainable economic opportunities for local communities who fish, extract timber, and develop ecotourism initiatives.

The most extensive remaining mangrove forest in Central America is located in the Bay of Jiquilisco in the Lower Lempa region of El Salvador. At 632 square kilometers, the Bay of Jiquilisco is El Salvador's largest wetlands complex and protected area, designated as both a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Unfortunately, El Salvador has lost 60% of its mangrove coverage since 1950 and continues to lose mangroves at a rate of 681 hectares (just under 7 square kilometers) each year (MARN 2014). Climate change, deforestation, pollution, large-scale agricultural development, and overexploitation of natural resources continue to threaten this critical resource. This loss threatens the livelihoods and safety of the communities and wildlife that depend on the health of this ecosystem for their survival.


By Ana Luisa Ahern, EcoViva

Calling all Humanists! Houston families need your help!

Last fall, Hurricane Harvey and its associated rainstorms dropped about 27 trillion gallons of rainwater over Texas and Louisiana in just just six days. Harvey dumped 51 inches of rain in south Texas, which is more than Houston typically gets in one year (49.77 inches). Over 300,000 homes in the city of Houston alone were damaged as a result of Harvey. In April 2018, Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) will be deploying a team of humanist volunteers to help Houston recover.

Thanks to our generous supporters, FBB raised over $115,000 dollars to help mitigate the extensive damage from Harvey. One of our beneficiaries, All Hands and Hearts (formerly All Hands Volunteers), is providing the infrastructure for our volunteers in Houston. All Hands and Hearts (AHH) volunteers have already rebuilt at least 461 sites during their Harvey recovery efforts. AHH expects their volunteer numbers to drop in Houston by April, which is why we are scheduling our deployment for late April. Much of the attention from a disaster drops off after six months and volunteers are much more difficult to find. (more…)


There was a lot to be thankful for in November. We are thankful for our Beyond Belief Network teams and all the hard work they put into helping others and making their communities great.

Springfield Skeptics stepped up when the Gigglebox folks called them up last minute in need of help. Springfield Skeptics showed up in force! They took some time out of their Saturday to pack boxes full of toys, puzzles, color pencils, whoopee cushions, and more. Once packed these boxes were loaded into the Gigglebus ready to be delivered to kids struggling with major health problems or abuse. When all was said and done the group ended up packing over 100 boxes in about an hour!  



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