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

Tags: Blog

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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 Claire on July 2, 2012 at 8:28am


Crisis Response: Colorado Wildfires

The State of Colorado has been devastated by wildfires, with many people being evacuated and homes burning down. The fire still rages, and the first responders - the men and women out there fighting the fires - continue their work tirelessly. But many of them are underfunded, and their units are understaffed. That's why the donations to our Crisis Response program will be continuously given straight to the firefighting units in need. So if you can help out, even with just a few dollars, please visit our Crisis Response page and give.

Comment by Claire on April 16, 2012 at 2:05pm

Do you have a minute?

Just a little bit of your time could go a long way for the Foundation Beyond Belief. Two things you can do:

1. Write a Review

We're on Great Nonprofits, and in order to get our name out and spread the word, we need members and supporters to review our organization. So go to the site and let people know what you think about us!

2. Member Interviews

We want to learn more about our members, and let other supporters know what kind of awesome folks they're keeping company with. Are you a member? Would you be willing to do an interview and have it featured in our e-newsletter? Contact Bridget for an interview or to learn more about it!

Comment by Claire on April 9, 2012 at 8:15am

Quarter 2 Beneficiaries

It's April, and that means new beneficiaries for Q2! We've got some great organizations to support this quarter, so check 'em out and adjust your percentage of giving accordingly!

Poverty & Health: Shoulder to Shoulder

The Natural World: Population Connection

Education: National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL)

Human Rights: It Gets Better Project

Challenge the Gap: MAZON - A Jewish Response to Hunger

Check out our Facebook page and Twitter account to get daily updates on all of these great beneficiaries!

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 Claire on March 13, 2012 at 1:43pm

Light the Night, LLS, and $1,000,000

Todd Stiefel wants YOU to join our Light the Night teams and help raise $1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Comment by Claire on March 12, 2012 at 2:49pm

Help Foundation Beyond Belief Win $2500!

Dan Cohen is taking part in a promotion contest by Zinio - called Zinio's Biggest Influencer. The contest is to promote Zinio's app, but the grand prize is $2500 to the charity of the winning contestant's choice. Dan, at the suggestion of one of his editors, Judie Stanford, has picked Foundation Beyond Belief! So learn more about the contest, and then go vote for Dan!

Comment by Claire on February 16, 2012 at 2:03pm

Get Ready to Light the Night!

Strap on your walking shoes and grab a friend... and then go join one of our Light the Night Walk Teams! Or if there isn't one in your area, start your own.

We are now a "Special Friend" team partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for their Light the Night Walks, which raise money for blood cancer research.

We're hoping to bring atheists, humanists, freethinkers, etc. aroun... Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 for LLS and blood cancer research. To help us out, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation will match our fundraising efforts.

So go to our Team Homepage and join one of our teams, or start your own!

(Not sure you want to walk? Don't live in the U.S.? Go here to learn more about what we're doing and how you can help.)


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