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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, evidence-based solutions.

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Beyond Belief Network is a collective of over 125 humanist, atheist, and other non-believing organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising. Each month we round up the previous month's activities and award the top performers. Let's see what teams crushed it in May!

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Let’s see what teams in the Beyond Belief Network got up to for Secular Week of Action and the rest of May!

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It Takes a Village

11 Jun 2020

This blog entry comes to us from Atheists of Polk County, a Florida-based volunteer group that is part of the Beyond Belief Network: is a collective of nonreligious clubs putting compassionate humanism into action through community service.

On an otherwise nondescript Saturday morning in April, a text from Kathy Dobson (a fairly new friend and community partner) lit up my phone detailing a need for several families near Ft. Meade, Florida who have been experiencing difficulty in the wake of COVID-19. These families desperately needed food, cleaning supplies, and more, and for one reason or another slipped through the cracks of the established safety net and support services. “They need like 30 bottles of laundry detergent now,” she said. “What do you think about us asking other similar organizations to go in on this together and help these folks?”

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By Sarah Ray, Co-Founder and Director of Atheists of Polk County

An uprising for racial justice is sweeping the country. News and videos of state-sanctioned violence have flooded our televisions and social media, raising our awareness of the countless Black men, women, and children whose lives have been violently stolen. We know some of their names: Tony McDade. George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. As people gather to call for justice, we have seen the brutal treatment of protesters and journalists by police. But what is captured on video represents only the tiniest fraction of the state-sanctioned violence Black people experience. That is why this uprising is necessary. And humanists must participate. (more…)

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