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 Dale McGowan on April 6, 2010 at 9:24am
Another Foundation article, this time in the Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Comment by Louis Doench on April 5, 2010 at 7:11am
@Dale... Yeah, That's Hemant's job!!!
Comment by Ute Mitchell on April 4, 2010 at 9:25pm
Well, Dale, you are just darn nice. ;-)
Comment by Dale McGowan on April 4, 2010 at 8:50pm
@Louis: It just seems inevitable, and it frustrates me to be set up as a "nice guy" foil to Dawkins et al, over and over. He asked that question in the interview, and I specifically rejected the dichotomy. But that narrative is apparently too attractive to resist.
Comment by Louis Doench on April 4, 2010 at 7:54am
I liked the article, although the obligatory digs at the mean old grouchy "anti-theists" (haven't any of these folks ever listed to Dawkins speak?) are starting to really grate.
Comment by August Berkshire on April 3, 2010 at 8:40pm
Superb article.
Comment by Dale McGowan on April 3, 2010 at 6:22pm
Outstanding article about Foundation Beyond Belief in today's New York Times: Membership and donations way up in past 24 hours.
Comment by Dale McGowan on January 13, 2010 at 7:26pm
We've posted some thoughts on donating to help victims of the Haitian earthquake:
Comment by Dale McGowan on October 25, 2009 at 7:33am
Pop over to the Foundation's website to learn about our first three featured beneficiaries: HEALTHRIGHT INT'L, WILDLIFE TRUST, and WAR CHILD UK. Join now -- begin donating January 1.
Comment by Dale McGowan on September 24, 2009 at 12:52pm
Yes, we're currently in Facebook Causes. In a few weeks (after the website launches) we'll be switching that to a Facebook Group, but for now we're a Cause.

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