Foundation Beyond Belief (Official)


Foundation Beyond Belief (Official)

Foundation Beyond Belief is a charitable and educational foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity and to support nontheistic parent education.

Members: 251
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2017

Foundation Beyond Belief is a charitable foundation created by and for atheists and humanists. The Foundation highlights ten charitable organizations per quarter in such categories as health, poverty, environment, education, human rights, and more.

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 categories. Maybe you'd like to give 25 percent each to human rights, poverty, education, and the environment. We'll distribute it accordingly. By year's end, you will have helped support a dozen organizations in the areas you care most about.

Only secular organizations are considered for support, with the exception of our Challenge the Gap category, which features progressive, non-secular, non-proselytizing organizations. At the end of each quarter, 100 percent of the donations will be forwarded and a new slate of beneficiaries selected.

Active members can join online discussions centered on the ten categories of giving, advocate for causes, and help us choose the new beneficiaries each quarter. We also host a multi-author blog focused on the cause areas, as well as humanism, philanthropy, and the intersection of the two.

On January 1, 2010, we launched the full site, including the ten featured causes and the means for members to select and change their preferred distributions. As of August 2011, we've raised over $175,000 for 60 charities and have launched Volunteers Beyond Belief, a US-national network of humanist volunteer teams working for the improvement of their communities.

We've begun creating a powerful presence for compassionate humanism in the world of philanthropy. Join us!

Dale McGowan, Executive Director


Discussion Forum

friend's daughter dying; need contacts asap

Started by Rogi Equality Riverstone Apr 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Yeah, this is off topic. But you people have connections and Ariel doesn't have a lot of time. So, I'm asking. Sue me. Or produce a story about her. If ANYBODY has ANY idea how to contact cast…Continue

Death of YouTube Atheism?

Started by Rogi Equality Riverstone Nov 17, 2011. 0 Replies

I uploaded this today. Continue

Help us build a world-class blog

Started by Dale McGowan. Last reply by Rogi Equality Riverstone Oct 21, 2011. 15 Replies

Beginning 01/01/10 with the launch of our full website, the Foundation will host a multi-author invitational blog centered on big issues in philanthropy and humanism.If you know an atheist/humanist…Continue

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Comment by Chris Loren on December 17, 2012 at 12:11am

beyond belief into reality....I like the page

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2012 at 11:51pm

Steph, thanks. That makes sense. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2012 at 9:14pm

There is a green dot beside my name on this site's membership list. What does that mean? 

Comment by Michael D. Barton on March 28, 2012 at 1:45pm

CFI-Portland is bringing author and educator Dale McGowan to Portland, OR for a unique seminar about parenting without religion. It will be held at Friendly House in NW Portland on Saturday, April 21st, from 1 to 5pm. Learn about "practical solutions for secular parenting in a religious world." Tickets for the Parenting & Grandparenting Beyond Belief workshop are $35 per person ($65 per couple, $25 for Friends of the Center), and can be purchased here:

Comment by Michel-Camille Bordeau on June 7, 2011 at 8:48am
The latest interview with Dale McGowan is part of the series "Freethinking Tomorrow: In the Words of Today’s Freethinkers." The interviewer is quite upbeat and the questions will make you want to read RAISING FREETHINKERS again or buy it for friends and family. I know I have. Kind of had to, since I am the quirky interviewer.
Comment by Lina Baker on November 24, 2010 at 10:12am
I want to encourage any atheists who are volunteering as a group to consider nominating themselves as a group for state volunteer awards, if you feel you are having big impact. Even if you don't win, you are still getting recognition for your efforts and changing minds about who volunteers and why. For instance, Texas, Oregon, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine and various other states have annual Governor's Volunteer Awards (in California, it's called the Governor and First Lady's Service Award), recognizing group and individual volunteer efforts. Also, there's the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which "recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime." Let's show that atheists care!
Comment by Bryanderthal on October 14, 2010 at 3:46pm
And that's why I will never worry about this organization. Can you imagine a priest or pastor responsible for a charity saying, "Oops, I made a mistake. Here's how I fixed it."
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 5, 2010 at 8:44am
Secular Believers
The film Secular Believers provides an example of how secular beliefs can be included in a religious education syllabus.
It was made for the UK education system and its message is that beliefs, and believers, come in many shapes and sizes, and not all of them can be described as ‘religious’.
"Many religious people think that a secular society is a good thing, because it offers freedom of choice to everybody."
Comment by James Croft on May 9, 2010 at 10:39am
The momentum here is exceptional, Dale! Do you need anyone to help out with your educational work? It is my field after all...
Comment by cognitive dissident on April 6, 2010 at 12:11pm
It's a subscriber-only there any chance that they would let you post the text here?

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