Join Us in Seeding Local Power

As the year draws to a close, GO Humanity—formerly Foundation Beyond Belief—is asking you to join us in Seeding Local Power. This isn’t about charity from the top down. It’s about growing power for marginalized people from the ground up. We’ve spent the year sprouting a people-powered resiliency network—one that catches those falling through the…

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I Never Thought I’d be Unhoused

I never thought that I’d be unhoused. When you are disabled, you are presented with a series of hoops to jump through. Applications for social security benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Section 8 lists are closed in most places—they aren’t even accepting new applicants. When I first started jumping through hoops, I was lucky…

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Resist Putin’s Famine!

Vladmir Putin is using famine as a weapon of war. He hopes western nations will stop supporting Ukraine when they see millions threatened with starvation. Right now, Russian blockades and nationalistic export bans are causing extreme food crises, with the poorest countries faring worst.

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WATCH: Our Discussion About What We Did in 2021

In the face of a challenging year, FBB and partners made incredible strides to improve the lives of marginalized communities. Tens of thousands of pounds of food were distributed as part of our initiatives and hundreds of thousands of lives impacted. Below, watch our Fireside Chat with FBB Executive Director Tif Ho, who discussed what…

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Haiti Earthquake: A Humanist Response Updates

In early August of this year, Haiti was affected by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, more powerful than the 2010 earthquake which killed, injured, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. This most recent earthquake came as the country was already reeling from a presidential assassination and continued unrest. The death toll has risen to over…

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Ending Child Marriage in the U.S.

The U.S isn’t the first country that comes to mind when one considers married children, but New York and Rhode Island just became the mere fifth and sixth states to ban the practice outright. (Following New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.) The marriage age is set by each state and territory, either by statute or…

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Pueblo a Pueblo: Entrepreneurs Forging Ahead

Catarina, Rosalia, and Gerbert, who all live in communities around Lake Atitlán, have more in common than just the place they call home. Each of these individuals participates in one of Pueblo a Pueblo’s Sustainable Livelihood Projects – Beekeeping, Women Entrepreneurs, and Youth Leadership. These projects are vital sources of community building, entrepreneurial training, and secondary…

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IPTX: Wrongful Conviction and the Long Road to Exoneration

Dennis Allen and Stanley Mosey, exonerees of wrongful conviction after 15 years in prison

The Innocence Project of Texas is one of the leading innocence organizations in the country having exonerated 27 people since 2006. Discriminatory policies and practices at all stages of the criminal justice process unjustifiably disadvantage people of color and people living in poverty. Last year the inequality of our criminal justice system was brought into…

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Past grantee update: Tandana Foundation

A couple weeks ago, we checked in to see how some past Humanist Grant recipients were doing. One of these organizations was Tandana Foundation, which works in Ecuador and Mali to support local community initiatives related to education, health, food security, water resources, environmental conservation, and income generation. One of Tandana’s projects is a literacy…

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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…

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