American Atheists and The Stiefel Challenge

Last year, activist Helen Mitzman made a $100,000 matching offer to American Atheists. Whatever they could raise in a year, up to that amount, she would personally match. American Atheists (and donors everywhere) met that challenge. It was so successful that philanthropist Todd Stiefel is matching the match! “I was really impressed by the Helen [Read More...]

Help Us Pick Worthwhile Charities to Donate To

The Foundation Beyond Belief (which I am on the board of) is an organization that encourages non-religious people to give to charity. In fact, we support a variety of charity categories: Health Poverty Environment Education Peace Child Welfare Human Rights Freedom of Expression Animal Protection A featured small charity One of the most difficult (yet [Read More...]

Atheists Help the Homeless (#10)

Joe Zamecki and fellow atheists in Austin, Texas have been helping the homeless several times over the past year — yesterday was their 10th such giveaway: I love it when they do this. It’s a helpful, easy-to-do program that any group can copy. If you want to help them continue with this project, feel free [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Receives Major Gift

You hear about major, organization-changing donations — over $100,000 in my mind — in the religious world all the time. But it’s not as common in the atheist world. The largest amount I’ve ever seen given to a nontheist group is philanthropist Lou Appignani‘s $1,000,000 matching offer to the American Humanist Association in 2008. If [Read More...]

Help Women for Women

Today is Taisha McFall‘s birthday! (She’s the inventor of this little doohickey.) In lieu of gifts, she’s asking for donations for Women for Women: Women for Women is a non-profit organization that provides women is war-torn lands the opportunity to NOT be raped everyday by soldiers and family members, NOT starve to death because they [Read More...]


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