Record-breaking giving in our second quarterBy Administrator
Our second-quarter 2013 slate of beneficiaries clearly resonated with the FBB community–last quarter, member donations broke records and resulted in some of our biggest-ever grants. For the first time, donations to our Humanist Giving program funded individual grants of more than $10,000 (for One Acre Fund and the Innocence Project of Texas). Compare that to our very first round of Humanist Giving in Q1 2010, when the largest grant was $1,640.
Q2 2013 also saw our largest Humanist Crisis Response drive: Members and supporters raised more than $45,000 in the aftermath of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes. Those donations were sent directly to Operation USA and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, where they made an immediate difference on the ground and in the lives of those affected by the storms.
And for the first time, donations to and through Foundation Beyond Belief exceeded $100,000 in a single quarter. Here’s a breakdown of all donations for Q2 2013:
|Poverty & Health: One Acre Fund||$10,155|
|Human Rights Encore: Innocence Project of Texas||$10,140|
|Education: Bernie’s Book Bank||$9,250|
|The Natural World: Trees, Water & People||$8,725|
|Challenge the Gap: T’ruah||$7,775|
|Foundation Beyond Belief||$5,250|
|Small Grants: Pathfinders Project||$2,500|
|Small Grants: Igwe Project||$1,010|
|Humanist Crisis Response: Operation USA||$22,660|
|Humanist Crisis Response: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma||$22,660|
Many thanks to our members and supporters–YOU make this possible! Don’t forget to learn about our current slate of beneficiaries for Q3 2013. And if you aren’t a member yet, there’s no better time to join!