• Read our board's response to the ongoing racial injustices and police violence in the U.S. 

  • Learn how FBB is responding to COVID-19

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

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

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

  • Raising funds to assist families separated at the southern US border.

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.

Upcoming at FBB

May 1st-10th: Secular Week of Action: A Compassionate Response to COVID-19 

This year, Secular Week of Action falls in the midst of a public health crisis that is especially threatening for medically and economically vulnerable people. There are safe ways to help!

What is Humanism?

The word "humanism" has a number of meanings, depending on who you ask. In different contexts, the word may reference philosophy, literary pursuits, values connected to religion, or secular movements looking to stand in contrast to it.

When FBB talks about humanism, we mean a philosophy for living that implores us to lead fulfilling, ethical lives. Without necessarily believing in the supernatural, we seek to meet human needs and solve human problems, both individually and collectively. In short, humanism is a philosophy of right-here, right-now integrity. 

Humanists value:

  • Civil liberties and human rights
  • Global consciousness
  • Mindfulness of the natural world
  • Seeking new knowledge
  • Imagination
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Analytical thought, reason, and science
  • Radical compassion extending beyond the boundaries of geography, gender, sexuality, ability, belief, or race.

While many humanists eschew religious belief, we at FBB are less concerned with theological debate and more concerned with direct, compassionate action. We are a community that largely believes that no supernatural power will make the world a better place for us; we must do it ourselves. We invite anyone who shares this drive to join us.


Inside FBB: Latest News

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An uprising for racial justice is sweeping the country. News and videos of state-sanctioned violence have flooded our televisions and social media, raising our awareness of the countless Black men, women, and children whose lives have been violently stolen. We know some of their names: George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. As people gather to call for justice, we have seen the brutal treatment of protesters and journalists by police. But what is captured on video represents only the tiniest fraction of the state-sanctioned violence Black people experience. That is why this uprising is necessary. And humanists must participate. (more…)


Disasters don’t happen in isolation. Never has that been more true than today. Hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes are not cancelled because we are dealing with COVID-19. There is no part of disaster response and recovery in 2020 that will not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A pandemic means responding to emergencies is harder and less safe.


By Wendy Webber, FBB Programs Director

Beyond Belief Network is a collective of over 125 humanist, atheist, and other non-believing organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising. Each month we round up the previous month's activities and award the top performers. Let's see what teams crushed it in April!



In 2011, a community of Ugandan humanists founded a school in Kasese, Uganda, where religious-based education isthe norm. Kasese was recently hit with devastating floods, to which FBB has responded by launching a fundraiser to help Kasese Humanist School recover.

In this blog entry, the school's director Bwambale Robert has shared an update on how his community is handling the situation cased by the floods.


By Bwambale Robert, Director of Kasese Humanist School

The Podcast

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By following two humanists living radical experiences, this unique podcast expands our worldview and enlarges our capacity for compassion.


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