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About Foundation Beyond Belief


About the Foundation

Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion through four programs:


Each quarter our Humanist Giving staff selects five charitable organizations, one in each of the following cause areas:

  • Education
  • Poverty and Health
  • Human Rights
  • The Natural World
  • Challenge the Gap (charities based in other worldviews)

Members join by signing up for a monthly automatic donation in the amount of their choice, then set up personal profiles to indicate how they would like their contribution distributed among the five categories.

Carefully selected for impact and efficiency, our featured beneficiaries are secular organizations with the exception of Challenge the Gap, which features non-proselytizing organizations based in other worldviews. At the end of each quarter, all donations designated for our featured charities are forwarded, no percentage is retained, and a new slate of beneficiaries selected.

Ready to join? Start by selecting your donation level here!


The Foundation also sponsors over 100 humanist volunteer teams through our Beyond Belief Network – local freethought groups working to improve their communities. Learn more about BBN, or fill out the team application form for your freethought group.


In cooperation with the American Humanist Association, our Humanist Disaster Recovery (HDR) program serves as the focal point for the humanist response to disaster events. HDR Drive raises funds for disaster recovery, HDR Network spreads the word of a disaster to the humanist community, and the HDR staff is currently developing the first organized humanist disaster recovery volunteer program, HDR Teams. Learn more about HDR Teams and join the volunteer database here.


The first full year of the Humanist Service Corps will launch in July 2015 as six humanist volunteers begin a year of service in and around the witch camps of northern Ghana. The camps house people who have been expelled from their villages under accusations of witchcraft. By protecting the accused, exploring the roots of the problem, and drawing world attention to this human rights issue, these volunteers will advance the rights of women and children in West Africa as they engage in cultural exchange and establish a lasting humanist presence in international service.

Learn more about HSC or apply for the first deployment until December 15, 2014.

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