How Roe v. Wade’s Overturn Impacts Our Work
On Friday, June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned the ruling from the 1973 case, Roe v Wade1. Roe v. Wade had been a landmark case guaranteeing abortion as a constitutional right. The Supreme Court’s most recent decision has triggered abortion bans in 13 states, with more to follow.Read More
Welcome 1st Quarter Grantees!
This is our last quarter offering a slate of four quarterly grantees before transitioning into to our bigger, bolder Compassionate Impact Grant program*. So we’ve decided to send the quarterly grant program off in style by giving to four powerhouse organizations you’ve helped us support in previous years! This quarter, the power of humanist giving…Read More
Welcome 4th Quarter Grantees!
FBB is excited to announce our slate of grantees for the fourth quarter! This quarter, the power of humanist giving will be directed toward ending forced and child marriage; protecting our rainforests; providing quality higher eduation for incarcerated people; and employing technological solutions to solve global health challenges. Our grantees have powerful track records of…Read More
Top Ten Ways to Spend the Summer Solstice
Slather on the sunscreen and clear your calendar: let’s celebrate the Summer Solstice and World Humanist Day! If you’re not sure how to spend the longest day of the year, look no further than ten of the many charities FBB has featured as Humanist Grants beneficiaries over the years. And for our friends in the…Read More
Can a humanist enjoy John Wick movies?
This article is part of a series written by guest contributors exploring how to incorporate humanist values into their everyday lives. The opinions expressed in this article may not necessarily express those of Foundation Beyond Belief, its staff, or donors. Humanists abhor violence. We protest against it. We would never intentionally harm anyone. But did you…Read More
Beneficiary guest blog: APOPO— Training Rats to Save Lives
APOPO is a global non-profit with Belgian roots, that researches, develops, and implements scent detection technology to solve global humanitarian issues. For over 20 years APOPO’s scent detection rats, nicknamed HeroRATs, have been detecting landmines and tuberculosis in affected countries around the world. The rats are trained through clicker/reward methods, receiving tasty food treats when…Read More
Ecuadorian Exchange: learning from human rights groups in Quito (part 1 of 3)
When I arrived in Quito I was jet lagged and exhausted from two days of flights filled with lengthy and agonizing layovers. I was also suffering from altitude sickness coming from Ghana where the altitude is around 880 meters (compared to Quito’s 2,850 meters). However, I was excited to be in Ecuador and really looking forward to meeting…Read More
Update: Family Separations at U.S. Border
There are currently 13,200 children in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is more than ever before, and the average stay has doubled from that of two years ago. (The official Health and Human Services number is 54 days, but officials have anonymously reported that the number is closer to 74.) The…Read More