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 Claire on March 16, 2011 at 8:47am

So far, 231 awesome humanists have donated over $11,000 to the Japanese Red Cross in support of the earthquake/tsunami relief effort! In the aftermath of the disaster, the Japanese are now dealing not only with the devastation created by natural causes, but also with the very serious threat of nuclear catastrophe. Our fellow human beings need our help, so please, Chip-In!

Comment by Claire on March 11, 2011 at 4:00pm

The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan have caused widespread devastation. If you want to contribute to the relief effort, you can use the Chip-In widget in the upper right-hand corner of our website:

Comment by Claire on March 4, 2011 at 1:12pm

And another landmark! We now have 750 members! It's a nice round number, but lets hit the next one. Think we can get 800 members before the end of April?


Tell your friends, neighbors, and family to join up!

Comment by Claire on February 24, 2011 at 2:24pm

We've reached a landmark! Our generous (and just generally awesome) members have donated over $100,000 since our founding back in January 2010.
Comment by Claire on January 5, 2011 at 2:25pm
If you're a member, we now have a form you can fill out to get a tax receipt. Remember, all your donations through Foundation Beyond Belief are tax deductible:
Comment by Claire on January 3, 2011 at 2:04pm

The start of a new year and the start of a new quarter... you know what that means! Wonderful new beneficiaries to support:


Animal Protection: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Challenge the Gap: Interfaith Youth Core
Child Welfare: Children for Children
Education: Roots & Wings International
Environment: Friends of the Earth
Health: First Candle
Human Rights: Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Peace: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Poverty: Women Thrive Worldwide

To learn more about them go to:

Comment by Claire on December 31, 2010 at 3:14pm

Tonight marks the end of our first year, and it's been a great one! Thanks to all our supporters, we've accomplished a lot - check out all we've done at the link below:


We'll see you in 2011 with a whole new slate of beneficiaries!

Comment by Claire on December 17, 2010 at 12:02pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our year-end fund drive, we raised just over $7200 in four weeks!

Comment by Claire on December 10, 2010 at 4:08pm

Meet our new Membership Coordinator, Randall Bourquin!


His goal is for the Foundation to have 2000 members before the end of 2011 - let's make it happen!

Comment by Claire on December 7, 2010 at 12:35pm
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