The Atheist Charity That Has Raised Over $1,000,000 in Contributions

All of us at Foundation Beyond Belief have been anxiously awaiting this milestone for some time now and it’s finally happened: Three and a half years after starting the organization, atheist donors have given over $1,000,000 to worthy causes!

“What moves me most about reaching this goal is the way it’s been achieved,” said Dale McGowan, FBB’s founder and executive director. “Our goal was to encourage individual humanists to make compassionate giving a greater part of their humanist identity. And though we’ve had some very generous large donors, most of this million-dollar achievement has happened five and ten and twenty dollars at a time — over a thousand individual humanists giving what they can each month to make the world a better place.”

That number includes $430,000 raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; $45,000 raised in a matter of days this past May for local relief organizations in Moore, Oklahoma; and several thousands of dollars each for the dozens of charities we’ve highlighted each quarter since our inception.

The Foundation’s website explains our impact in a little more detail:

Here’s what a million dollars can do:

I think the world of this organization and what it’s done in such a short amount of time. That’s why I’m so proud to be a part of it. Giving to charity has always been rewarding, but giving to charity as a group of atheists just makes me feel that much better, like we’re dismantling stereotypes while helping other people. It’s really a win-win for everyone.

If you’re not a member already, please considering becoming one!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Larry Meredith

    You used the wrong font for the achievement banner. It should be plain “Arial” but you used “Arial Black” which has a slimmer stroke.

    har har, you’re so silly.

    • CodeMonkeys

      Pft, I’m just waiting for someone to start a console argument, and then someone else to declare PC MASTER RACE. Seems to happen everywhere. (Funny how you don’t see Joe Klein taking sides in the console wars.)

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    I’m proud to be a regular scheduled donor to Foundation Beyond Belief. It’s one of the things I mention when I talk at churches to debunk the stereotypes about atheists.

    Funny how you never see Joe Klein donating $1,000,000 to worthy causes.

  • GodlessPoutine

    This is fantastic news! Congratulations Hemant and everyone at FBB!


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