What is Atheists Giving Aid?
We are philanthropic extension of We Are Atheism, Inc. dedicated to disaster relief, national tragedy assistance, and individual “unforeseeable circumstances” within the United States. We respond directly to the people in need from natural disasters, an act of terrorism, and/or an unforeseeable event.
How do we guarantee the money goes to the right people?
In the event of a natural disaster or national tragedy we contact local Atheist Giving Aid affiliate groups in the affected community to distribute the funds or do on-the-ground efforts. If it is an individual receiving aid then we use money that has been allocated from We Are Atheism, Inc and is paid directly to the person or the items needed are donated directly to the person in need.
Why call it “Atheists” Giving Aid?
Atheists are people who are too humble sometimes. We don’t recognize that we tend to not take credit for what we actually do. So since We Are Atheism, Inc. already provides a platform for atheists to come out of the closet and to promote tolerance around the globe, the founders decided to expand on this idea. By using the term “Atheist” we help the world realize that even though we do not believe in a god, deity, higher power, etc. that we do care about each other. We do care about the human race, our planet, and most importantly enacting change rather than praying for it to come. Without putting a label on our efforts “Atheists” wouldn’t receive the credit we deserve for what we do. Children who look up to so many of us won’t see positive role models of normal everyday atheists, just famous ones. And that is a tragedy.
Where does my money go?
All donations go directly to the disaster being raised for at hand. 100% of the donations raised for the natural disaster or national tragedy goes to those in need. We Are Atheism, Inc. pays for any and all advertising, marketing, and maintenance for Atheists Giving Aid. If it is an individual who has applied for aid then the donations that are given each month to We Are Atheism, Inc. are split 50-50. We Are Atheism does this to ensure funds are available in emergency assistance situations to the individuals who apply for aid.
How do I become a sponsor?
If you are interested in supporting We Are Atheism, Inc or Atheists Giving Aid as a sponsor please contact Amanda Brown via email to discuss options. Ad placement, silent donor, merchandise percentage exchange, and many other options available.
Is Atheists Giving Aid or We Are Atheism a 501(c)3?
YES! As of 10/1/2014 the IRS finally granted us tax exempt status and it goes back to 5/23/2013. We are working to get our donations covered further back than that but as of 10/1/2014 that is where it stands. If you did deduct your donation to We Are Atheism, Inc. BEFORE 5/23/2013 then you need to make adjustments on your taxes.
How does my atheist group become a satellite group?
All you have to do is fill out this application and then one of our team members will get back to you with our decision. If you don’t hear from us in 48 hours please click here and email us directly.
How do I apply for help?
Fill out this form and we’ll contact you within 48 hours. If for some reason you do not hear from us email us directly at we are atheism at gmail dot com