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 two selected organizations, The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Starfish that totaled $50,000 or more.
It also includes more than $100,000 in Humanist Crisis Response funds sent to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the devastating earthquake in Nepal a few months ago, as well as funding for refugees from the Syrian civil war and legal help for child refugees who came to the United States from Central America.
It took three and a half years for FBB to reach the $1 million mark and only two years to reach $2 million, indicating the strong and growing commitment of the humanist community to supporting organizations that work to improve the human condition by addressing important problems and engaging in evidence-based charitable giving.
"The board of directors, the staff, the volunteers and the members of Foundation Beyond Belief are very proud of having reached this important milestone," said FBB Executive Director Noelle George. "But in a world still full of so much suffering and injustice, we feel like our work has just begun. We remain committed to the idea that humanist principles only matter if you put them into action in a tangible way that helps others. We look forward to expanding our programs to accomplish even more over the next two years and beyond."