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

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    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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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

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 beneficiaries. This action did not limit the number of charities that could become beneficiaries; instead, it recognized that many categories overlap. Charities and potential beneficiaries occasionally fit neatly into one of our category boxes. LightHawk, a former Natural World beneficiary, provides small plane support to natural world organizations to conduct research, giving them an aerial view of their research areas and supporting them in numerous ways. LightHawk is an innovative beneficiary that fit nicely into the Natural World box. Other times, charities mimic a web rather than a container. The need that is identified by ...

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Giving Program Coordinator

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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

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. Read more...

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