Atheists Are Raising Money to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Last night, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and every report offers even more tragedy. What we do know is that more than 1,000 people are dead and many more are injured and homeless.

Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Disaster Recovery team is now raising funds to help the victims and their families.



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Foundation Beyond Belief’s Next Major Grant Will Benefit Starfish, a Group Helping Young Women in Guatemala

When we launched Foundation Beyond Belief in 2010, the plan was to encourage atheists to give to a bunch of amazing charities — 10 of them each quarter, to be precise — and help make giving to others a habit for secular people (who usually have no formal way to do that).

In 2012, we decided to cut the number of beneficiaries from 10 to 5 in order to give larger donations to each organization. That, coupled with a rising donor base, took us from giving about $1,200 to each group at our launch… to about $12,000 per group today.

And then, at the end of last year, we tried something completely different: We chose just one beneficiary, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. We ended up raising $56,700 for them.

We’d like to do that again. This time, our Compassionate Impact Grant will help Starfish, an education and mentorship organization that helps the native Mayan community in Guatemala:



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“Atheists Helping the Homeless” Grows with Two New Groups

Atheists Helping the Homeless, the group that hands out items like pre-packaged food, toilet paper, soap, razors, and shampoo to people in the community who are struggling, has now expanded to two additional cities: Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Kamloops (British Columbia).



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Kiva Atheists Are Giving New Members of the Group $25 to Loan to Those in Need

Longtime readers of this site know that the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious group on microlending website Kiva is among the most popular on the site. We have loaned out more money than any other group and given out the most loans total. (The Kiva Christians group comes in second in [Read More...]

Help This Humane Society Get a $20,000 Technology Grant or the Scientologists Will Win

A Tampa Bay company is giving away a technology makeover worth $20,000 to a local non-profit group… and right now, a Scientology-based private school is in danger of winning. But a local humane society is also running neck and neck with it and they could really use the funding…

Here’s all you have to do:

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