Starish is an innovative Guatemalan education program geared to mentoring and education of middle year native girls. Our 2015 Compassionate Impact Grant provided funds to prepare teachers to instruct Starfish students in their new high performing school, The Starfish Impact School. Since this is a new endeavor not only in Guatemala but much of Central…

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We at Foundation Beyond Belief feel a responsibility to provide adequate support to our beneficiaries and minimize the work that a nonprofit needs to do to obtain the funding they need to function. Developing donors, anywhere from small donors to large donors, can take multiple contacts, careful media attention, and incredible “footwork”. In the past,…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is a charitable foundation functioning internationally. Thunder Valley CDC’s Lakota Language Initiative and Iyápi Glukínipi language immersion preschool, on the other hand, are located on the edge of a tiny town in one corner of a vast Indian reservation on the northern Great Plains. What connects these two programs, in such seemingly…

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Háŋ, tóškhe yaúŋ he? (Hahn, DOE-shkay ya-OON hey?) You may not realize it, but I have just said, “Hello. How are you?” in Lakota. That’s because so few people speak Lakota, including less than 3% of the Lakota community but the Lakota Language Initiative, our current Compassionate Impact Grant beneficiary, is working to change that.…

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At the end of the 2015 fundraising year, non-profit organizations have all experienced the energy and expenditures it takes to raise money.  This quarter’s five beneficiaries will receive grants this quarter which are also renewable in Q1 of 2017.  This continuing support will allow FBB to incorporate philanthropic best practices and give our beneficiaries assured…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is happy to inform our current, past, and perhaps future beneficiaries that our application period for our Compassionate Impact Grant, to be awarded in April 2016 is open. Members and friends, if you know of any worthy organizations, please invite them to look at the grant packet on our website. Foundation Beyond…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is proud to announce that it has reached the $2 million mark in funds raised and distributed to charities in the United States and around the world.   In addition to small grants in the $10,000 range to dozens of organizations during that time, that total also includes larger Compassionate Impact Grants to…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is pleased to announce the grant results for Q2 2015. In the Humanist Giving Program, we funded our second Compassionate Impact Grant to Starfish.  Starfish strives to mentor native Mayan girls in Guatemala and help them achieve the “infinite impact” for themselves, their families, and their community. Our grant of $50,000 enabled Starfish…

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In previous posts we have mentioned the plans of our compassionate impact grant recipient, Starfish, to open an impact school for middle- and high school-aged Guatemalan girls. The generous contributions of Foundation Beyond Belief members have helped launch the rigorous teacher training courses that will serve as the core of that school and the launch…

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