The following blog was provided to us by All Hands and Hearts, beneficiary of our 2020 Humanist Disaster Recovery appeal responding to Hurricanes Laura and Sally. All Hands and Hearts (AHAH) is honored to be selected as Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB)’s featured Hurricane Recovery 2020 Appeal beneficiary. AHAH and FBB have partnered since 2016, and…

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The following blog entry is provided by Common Ground Community Center, winner of the 2020 FBB Compassionate Impact Grant. I answered the Common Ground Community Center phone from home late Sunday night, because we're all on Covid-19 quarantine time, and listened to a desperate dad's story about his son, Aaron. Marcus, Aaron's father, tells me…

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During three grant cycles each year, Foundation Beyond Belief makes grants to charities working in the areas of Poverty & Health, Human Rights, Education, and the Natural World. However, once per year we hold a competitive application process to award one Compassionate Impact Grant to an organization working to solve a complex problem with innovative,…

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Hearts of Gold Foundation was founded in Cuenca, Ecuador by a Canadian family who had been living in the city for 7 years and were looking for the best way to support vulnerable communities. Our founders started their work in 2011. First they helped families by delivering food baskets. Then, they began to lend money…

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Operating in a court where due process rights don’t exist Did you know that of the tens of thousands of asylum seekers arriving throughout 2019 and 2020, less than 2% were represented by an attorney in court? While they waited for their court hearings, asylum seekers were forced to live in makeshift refugee camps in…

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There are over 2,000 homeless youth on the streets of Chicago every night. Ignite has developed a national model for helping unstably housed youth, ages 14 to 26, get their youth back and take the first step toward their journey to a stable home and a future with promise.

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My Sister's House was FBB's 1st Quarter Humanist Grant recipient in the category of Human Rights. It’s kind of ironic: COVID-19 and My Sister’s House's 19th anniversary. The theme of My Sister’s House 19th Anniversary Gala this year was “together”, and together we are all impacted by the coronavirus. My Sister’s House services are needed…

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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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