Slather on the sunscreen and clear your calendar: let’s celebrate the Summer Solstice and World Humanist Day! If you’re not sure how to spend the longest day of the year, look no further than ten of the many charities FBB has featured as Humanist Grants beneficiaries over the years. And for our friends in the…

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Over the past few decades, global climate change has demonstrated dramatic effects on the environment and local populations, at an increasing rate. Scientists are predicting increases in the frequency and severity of major catastrophes, including: flooding, hurricanes, drought, and more. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures…

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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 programs. Any group with a public secular humanist or atheist identity is welcome to join, regardless of experience or group size. A warm welcome to three new BBN teams which formed this…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is proud of the many individuals and local groups who made extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism in 2018. The tireless work of these individuals and organizations has improved countless lives of many communities throughout the world. Our Heart of Humanism awards recognizes some of these dedicated volunteers and groups and we are…

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Chances are, you read a lot about Hurricane Harvey when it transformed Houston, TX into a disaster zone in 2017. 68 people were directly killed from Harvey's devastation, 30,000 displaced, and 1,000 homes completely destroyed. This spring, disasters of even greater magnitude laid waste to Eastern Africa. In March, tropical Cyclone Idai— one of the worst…

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Measuring Program Results with Sensors: 12 weeks later… What? For the past year, Global Green has been conducting outreach via the use of eco-ambassadors. In order to track results from the program remotely, we have piloted technologies for reducing waste in multi-family residences. From our work this year, an average of 1.5 lbs of food waste per household were…

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EcoViva Satellite Images 2010 2015 2017 Humanist Grants

Sometimes, the best way to progress is to help nature do what it does best. This seems to be the case for a once-barren 120-acre piece of land surrounded by lush mangrove forests in El Salvador. Mangrove forests provide a vast array of valuable ecosystem services and play a critical role in climate change mitigation…

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We want to know what matters to you, whether it's the environment, human rights, politics, education, or all of these and more! Please take a few moments to let us know what issues are important to you, and how you would like to hear from us about them by taking the survey here. We appreciate…

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Since 2014, we have been fortunate to award three substantial grants for increasing the impact of innovative non-profits through program capacity building grants. Once again in 2017, FBB seeks to support organizations that are developing or broadening potentially transformative evidence-informed social innovations that solve critical community problems related to the problems faced between people and…

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During the past two quarters, Foundation Beyond Belief has presented beneficiary slates using newer philanthropic and innovative selection ideologies. Successive grant commitments strengthened our beneficiaries in Quarter 1 of 2016 and our third Compassionate Impact Grant in Quarter 2 of 2016 featuring Lakota Language Initiative of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. This quarter, we return to…

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