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.

  • 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. 

  • A Disaster Recovery Team deployed in January to rebuild homes in Columbia, SC damaged by flooding during Hurricane Joaquin.

We are Humanity 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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Thank you for the outpouring of interest in our Compassionate Impact Grant.

This year's Compassionate Impact Grant focuses on how specific programs can increase capacity working within the natural world and local communities.  Your programs can fit into the specific target areas of Education, Economic Opportunity, or Healthy Futures, however, we want these projects to have a strong tie-in to the natural world and environmental work.

The required Letter of Intent cycle is ending this week.  All Letters of Intent are due on Thursday, February 23rd by noon, Central Time.  In order to submit a Letter of Intent, get the instructions from the website mentioned above, read over the requirements, specifically page two, and see the structure of the LOI on page five.  The web form address is on page four.  Please note that you can not save your application, so make sure that you have all of your materials ready all at once.  Please remember to attach your three-page Letter of Intent at the bottom of the web form.

We are looking forward to reading all about your programs.  Be aware, late LOIs will not be evaluated.  We will notify you by March 23rd if your LOI advances you to our Request for Proposal stage of the grant application.

Thank you in advance for the work you spent preparing the Letter of Intent, and for all the hard work you do every day in your communities.

By AJ Chalom, Humanist Grants Program Coordinator

Trigger warning: This post contains an image and descriptions that may be upsetting to some readers. While they are not graphic, they do talk about death and make references to murder.

It is with great sadness that the Humanist Service Corps announces its volunteers are no longer living in Bimbila. Last Thursday, a chieftaincy dispute sparked gunfights between two opposing factions in Bimbila. All but one of the members of the HSC team happened to be out of town at the time. The HSC house is just outside the town, and the one volunteer who was home was not endangered. The violence was highly targeted and limited to the families of the two opposing factions. Nonetheless, the entire HSC team was moved as quickly as possible two hours north to Yendi, and the Humanist Service Corps has now made the difficult decision to settle the team permanently there.

This move does not end HSC's partnership with Songtaba, nor does it mean that the Humanist Service Corps will never work in Bimbila again. At whatever point in time it is safe to return to Bimbila, HSC will resume its reintegration and capacity-building work there. However, it is possible that it will not be the current team that continues that work. The Humanist Service Corps cannot ensure volunteer safety or effectiveness in Bimbila at this point in time.

The entire team moves forward with heavy hearts. We are in mourning for Bimbila. The official news counts are under-reporting the loss of life in Bimbila, as demonstrated by the post below from HSC volunteer Warren Tidwell. In addition to the loss of life, the community is now under a 4 pm to 6 pm curfew that will further devastate the local economy.



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