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Announcing the Q4 2012 humanist giving results

15 Jan

In the final quarter of 2012, we supported a diverse array of organizations working toward a better world. They mobilized students to improve global community health, empowered women to uplift debilitated societies, established gardening programs to mend the DC environment, offered college preparatory courses to Californian inmates, and lobbied and engaged in direct action to inspire peace in policymaking. Their activities are made possible in part by your generous donations, which this quarter exceeded $61,000.

Our Human Rights beneficiary, MADRE, received the most donations this quarter, surpassing $8,000. We offered several small grant awards this quarter, including support for Avivara as they improve Guatemalan education and the Harvard Humanists VBB team for their Thanksgiving meal-packing event. Our Crisis Response program helped those affected by Superstorm Sandy in the eastern United States and in Haiti.

And so, the final Humanist Giving grant totals for the final quarter of 2012 are:

Human Rights
MADRE
$8,015
Poverty & Health
GLOBE MED
$7,565
Education
PRISON UNIVERSITY PROJECT
$7,295
Natural World
DC GREENWORKS
$6,515
Challenge the Gap
FRIENDS FOR A NONVIOLENT WORLD
$6,010
Small Grant Award
HARVARD HUMANISTS VALUES IN ACTION
$1,500
Small Grant Award
AVIVARA
$1,500
Crisis Response – Superstorm Sandy, U.S.
TEAM RUBICON
$13,750
Crisis Response – Hurricane Sandy, Haiti
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
$4,290
Crisis Response – Summer Colorado Wildfires
LOCAL COLORADO FIREFIGHTING UNITS
$1,010 (for Q4 only)
GIVING PROGRAM SUBTOTAL $57,450

Our humanist members also supported the work of the Foundation itself through a voluntary distribution totaling $3,905 for the quarter. The Foundation also received $14,531 in donations from our Year-End Drive. We are so grateful for this generous support.

All of this is in addition to the incredible efforts of our Light the Night International Team, which raised $412,405 (and counting!) for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in our first year with the program.

We just recently welcomed our new slate of charities for the first quarter of 2013 and are illuminating the stories that your donations make possible on our blog and in our weekly newsletter. No need to be a member to subscribe to our mailing list—just scroll to the top of the page and provide your email address! Click here to subscribe to our blog via your RSS feed. Thanks again, and we’re excited to see and share the stories your support brings us moving forward.

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