Thank You.

Happy New Year! With 2021 finally here, we have a lot to celebrate! In 2020, your gifts to FBB put to work $110,723.51 in Humanist Grants through 13 organizations that effectively transform the lives of men, women, children, families, and entire communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while our programming in Ghana has been on hold,…

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Announcing a Bigger, Bolder Compassionate Impact Grant

In October, Foundation Beyond Belief stated that we had several upcoming announcements. And now, we are excited to formally announce the launch of a brand new format — and the opening of applications — for our 2021 Compassionate Impact Grant (CIG). You may know the CIG as a part of the Humanist Grants program, which…

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Thinking About Our Pale Blue Dot

Astronomer Carl Sagan, who would have turned 86 today, once wrote: “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” We’ve been asking you lately to imagine what a truly humanist world would look like. A world in which poverty, hunger, and environmental destruction are relics of the…

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An Ambitious Goal

As the year draws to a close and we head into the holiday season, Foundation Beyond Belief has set an ambitious goal for our 2020 Annual Appeal. We’re asking you to imagine a world in which people everywhere have access to life’s basic necessities.  We’re asking you to help us take collective human action to…

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To Our Friend Ed Brayton, As You Begin Your Hospice Journey

Ed Brayton working the registration table at the 2014 FBB conference he organized

Pictured: Ed Brayton working the registration table for FBB's 2014 Humanism at Work conference he spearheaded Ed, I hope you get to read this while it’s still a “news of my death has been greatly exaggerated” situation. (I can say that to a comedian, right?) Being flooded with the love, respect, and gratitude folks feel for you…

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Announcing the 2019-2020 Heart of Humanism Award winners!

Foundation Beyond Belief is proud of the many individuals and local groups who made extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism last year. Their tireless work has improved countless lives in communities throughout the world. Our Heart of Humanism awards recognize some of these dedicated volunteers and we are thrilled to announce this year's winners, honoring their…

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As Blood Supply Dwindles, Humanists Call on FDA to Reevaluate Further its Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mon., May 4, 2020) Barker, TX. — Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), an international secular humanist charity whose work includes recovery efforts following disasters and humanitarian crises, is partnering with the American Humanist Association (AHA) to ask for further reforms to the U.S. FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy.

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Support our Virtual 5k for Week of Action!

Foundation Beyond Belief is organizing a virtual 5k for runners, walkers, and rollers anywhere and everywhere to support food banks serving communities at high-risk for food insecurity in the U.S., as well as FBB's Humanist Action: Ghana program. With the closure of businesses and schools as a result of COVID-19, as well as dangerous health…

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Poverty, Hunger, Racial Inequality Supersized Amid Coronavirus

Before the coronavirus outbreak, food insecurity was already a serious problem in the United States. In 2018, 1 in 9 residents were food insecure—that’s 37 million people, including 11 million children. Poverty already hindered the well-being of 38.1 million U.S. residents, including 16% of the nation’s children. The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons…

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