Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Recovery 2018
Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Disaster Recovery program (HDR)
serves as a conduit for humanists to support communities lacking the
financial resources to recover from a major disaster. Because FBB anticipates
multiple highly damaging hurricanes in 2018, we will accept donations for all
hurricane recovery efforts throughout the hurricane season (now through November 15)
rather than for individual storms.
For instance, while we anticipate making grants and potentially sending volunteers to assist in recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence, we will not be restricting individual gifts for these efforts. Rather, we will make grants based on areas of greatest need in hurricane-affected communities only. Please contact Development Director Emma Renfrew with questions.
Funds will be used for HDR beneficiary grants and/or to enable
HDR volunteer deployments
in hurricane-affected areas. As always, FBB’s goal is to maximize donated dollars to be
as effective as possible. Any funds received after November will be used to support
HDR’s ongoing program expenses.
Read more about this Disaster Appeal.
The HDR program is sustained through a partnership between Foundation Beyond Belief and the American Humanist Association (AHA). We thank AHA for their generous support of our efforts.
This Call to Action is in response
to the crisis of families being separated at the southern US border.
FBB is raising funds to assist children and families with legal representation,
appropriate social services, and family reunification. We expect that this Call to
Action will not be a short-term effort. Thousands of children have been separated from their
parents, and reuniting them with their families will take some time.
Read more about this Call to Action.
Foundation Beyond Belief relies on the generosity of our donors. Your gift to The General Fund supports the Foundation's operations and programs, and we deeply appreciate your generosity.
Considering a monthly contribution? Your monthly gift of $50 or more grants you membership in Foundation 50, a group of donors representing some of FBB’s strongest supporters.
Monthly support from Foundation 50 members makes it possible for FBB to focus on sustainable growth as an organization. No source of revenue is more vital to our continued success.
Foundation 50 members and other major donors also receive special quarterly updates from Executive Director Noelle George, and are eligible for sneak peeks and other benefits as they arise. For more information, please contact Development Director Emma Renfrew.
FBB's Humanist Grants program collectively demonstrates humanist generosity and compassion in the nonprofit and philanthropic world. Monthly and one-time gifts to the program are combined and distributed to thoroughly researched grant beneficiaries, as described below.
Each quarter FBB selects four secular charitable organizations as grant beneficiaries, one in each of the following categories:
We carefully select beneficiary organizations for impact and efficiency, and they must pass our rigorous vetting process.
The default allocation is set so that a portion of each monthly contribution (20%) is allocated to Foundation Beyond Belief as an unrestricted gift. This supports the expenses of all FBB’s programs, including the expenses related to Humanist Grants. Should you wish to change this or any other allocation of your monthly gift, you will be able to do so in the coming months as additional functionality is added to our donation system.
Learn more about Humanist Grants.
The Humanist Service Corps (HSC) is an international volunteering program guided by the principles of secular humanism.
HSC currently partners with human rights organizations in the Northern Region of Ghana, where women are often accused of witchcraft and forced to seek refuge in “witch camps” or risk lynching.
HSC works to achieve the following goals:
Learn more about the Humanist Service Corps.
Humanist Disaster Recovery (HDR) serves as a focal point for the humanist response to major disasters and humanitarian crises all over the world. HDR's mission is to bring resources to those in need and to raise awareness of that need in the humanist community and beyond.
We provide both financial support to secular organizations working locally, and groups of trained volunteers to work in recovering communities. To best use donated dollars in a cost-efficient manner, volunteer deployments are typically held in disaster-struck communities in the contiguous United States.
The Humanist Experience podcast follows the cross-country voyage of Evan and Seráh—activists, journalists, and Humanists—as they are placed in a variety of situations where they report on cultural ugliness, strange beauty, and their own personal fears. Evan and Seráh dive compassionately, curiously, and bravely into communities and lifestyles across America—and into themselves.
Their commitment to social change motivates them to look for ways to effectively connect people to contemporary issues and persuade them to become changemakers. The podcast uses experiential learning and storytelling to provide insight and inspiration for engaging positively in the world around us.
Listen to The Humanist Experience Podcast.
If you would like to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Foundation Beyond Belief and send to us at:
Foundation Beyond Belief
P.O. Box 531
Barker, TX 77413
Donations to Foundation Beyond Belief help to support both program and non-program expenses at FBB, including our small but dedicated staff, technology expenses, and other important costs that help us fulfill our mission. We also welcome gifts for a particular program or beneficiary; simply enclose a note telling us the designation of your donation, and please include your email address or phone number in case we need to contact you regarding your gift.
Unlabeled checks will go to the Foundation itself, with our special thanks, so we can continue our work.
You can leave a gift to Foundation Beyond Belief in your will or revocable trust, or name the Foundation as the beneficiary of life insurance or a retirement account. Your gift will be used to continue building a strong, compassionate humanist presence in the world of philanthropy.
You still have the use of your assets as long as you need them, and you can change your mind at any time. You can even make your gift contingent, meaning you can provide for other loved ones if they are still living, but if they are not, you will create a lasting humanist legacy.
It's easy to do. You or your financial advisor can simply name Foundation Beyond Belief in the relevant documents as follows:
For a will or trust:
I hereby give and devise (the sum of $__or__% of my residuary estate) to Foundation Beyond Belief, a Georgia nonprofit corporation, for its general charitable purposes. (EIN 26-4822541)
For life insurance or retirement assets:
Contact name (if required):
Noelle George, Executive Director
Mailing address (if required):
Foundation Beyond Belief
211 Baker Rd #531
Barker TX 77413
Other questions? Please let us know. Your thoughtful generosity is deeply appreciated.
211 Baker Rd #531Barker TX 77413
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