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OUR MISSION

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The Human Action Foundation’s mission is to promote flourishing communities of freethinkers. We provide educational events, charitable services, and infrastructure to communities in which we operate.

Our activities respond to the needs of those we serve, seeking to help them on their path of self-improvement. Often, community members bring projects to us, and we figure out how the Foundation can help them succeed.

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WHAT WE DO

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The Human Action Foundation has three distinct programs, each of which consists of many projects.

Currently, all of our projects are located on the Seacoast of New Hampshire.


The Liberty Community Center

The Human Action Foundation’s Dover NH property is a community center quite unlike any that have come before. It is a non-commercial “third place” – neither home nor office, but another place for people to congregate and cooperate.

The internet has created unprecedented flexibility. More people are opting out of traditional schools and offices, and still more are looking to spend their leisure time self-actualizing through art and continuing education. The Liberty Community Center provides a venue for people to explore these new practical liberties while regaining the social context that traditional institutions once provided.

Entrepreneurs co-work here. Artists co-create here. Scholars co-learn here. Through propinquity and ad-hoc collaboration, community emerges here.


Free Thoughts

The Educational Events Program

The Human Action Foundation’s Free Thoughts Program develops educational events that present alternative viewpoints on a wide range of topics.

  • Freecoast Festival: Our flagship event is a weekend-long educational conference hosted by HAF every September. The Freecoast Festival has been running for five years, with themes including self-directed education, financial independence, and community-building.
  • Entrepreneurship Day: In conjunction with the Festival, HAF dedicates a full day of programming to entrepreneurs, including workshops to share skills, a pitch competition, and expert lectures on business.
  • HAF Educators: The Foundation supports a group of HAF Educators who raise awareness about alternative approaches to subjects from caring for the environment to maternity and parenthood.
  • HAF Seminars: HAF hosts monthly seminars on philosophy, economics, science, and other subjects.

Good Deeds

The Charitable Activities Program

The Human Action Foundation provides support to those in need through our Good Deeds Program.

  • CPR Training: HAF Trustee Tynan Mohney organizes Red Cross-certified CPR training courses to promote critical lifesaving skills to the community. The Human Action Foundation provides a venue and covers 50% of the course fee for all participants.
  • Blood Drives: Inspired by a friend whose life was saved by donated blood, HAF began hosting blood drives at its community space. The first drive resulted in 48 pints donated - saving up to 144 lives!
  • Winter Coat Drive: In cooperation with another local charity, HAF created a Seacoast collection point for winter coat donations to help keep needy families warm in the difficult winter months.
  • Homeschool Resources: HAF organizes study groups and provides resources for homeschooling families.

WHO WE ARE

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Board of Trustees

Mike Vine

HAF President. Author, philosopher, investor. Striving for a voluntary world.


Tom Hudson

Family man, scholar, adventurer. Finding common ground between individuals.


Ken Justice

HAF Treasurer. Engineer, autodidact, aspiring polymath. Raising the next generation of freethinkers.


Tynan Mohney

Nurse, mama, introvert. Be the good.


Shea Levy

HAF Secretary. Programmer, father, aspiring scientist. Activism through embodiment.




Directors

 

Kyle Mohney

Director of Operations. Engineer, homeschool dad, renaissance man. Building up my community.


Vanessa Vine

Director of Properties. DIYer, crafter, coordinator. I make cute things.


 


Educators

 

Janet Ellis

Seamstress, gardener, mother of many. Learning for myself and others.


Taylor Davis

Doula, birth rights activist, life-learner. From traditional teacher to advocate for self-directed education.


 


You!

 

Volunteer, donor, organizer. Turning ideas into action.


 

HOW TO HELP

The Human Action Foundation is powered by donors, volunteers, and organizers. Everyone at the Foundation was once in your position – interested in our work, but not sure how to get involved. Fortunately, we can help you help us help others!

What follows is a menu of options for you to consider. Take a look at the many ways to give, then contact us to start the conversation.


2019 Human Action Fund Donations:

$1,000 of $10,000 raised

  • The Human Action Fund is an ongoing crowdfund to support our programs. Every dollar counts! If we have learned any lesson from recent history, it is that big things can be accomplished by a decentralized network of passionate individuals contributing what they can.
  • Donations to the Human Action Fund give us encouragement in our work and show that people who care about putting liberty into action come from all walks of life and around the world.
  • We recognize donations to the Human Action Fund of $100 or greater with an enamel lapel pin featuring a custom Human Action Fund logo for each year.


  • HAF Supporters are the foundation of our Foundation. By choosing to donate monthly, you give us the ability to commit to long-term projects like the purchase of our Seacoast liberty community center.
  • We recognize as HAF Supporters those individuals who donate $100 or more per month and those families who donate $125 or more per month.
  • Anyone can become a HAF Supporter; however, Supporters tend to be people in the communities we serve who appreciate our programs and want to help ensure that they continue.
  • HAF Supporters receive complementary general admission to HAF events, including the Freecoast Festival. Those who remain Supporters for a full year also receive a thank you package, including a certificate of recognition

HAF Sponsors are businesses that wish to contribute to our efforts and make themselves known to our communities. The Human Action Foundation celebrates business and entrepreneurship. Our sponsors show that businesses support the community even beyond the goods and services they offer.

HAF Sponsors are recognized at three levels – all of which are very much appreciated:

The Human Action Foundation also offers sponsorships for particular events, projects, and programs.
For more information, please contact Mike Vine, President of the Foundation.

HAF Sponsors are businesses that wish to contribute to our efforts and make themselves known to our communities. The Human Action Foundation celebrates business and entrepreneurship. Our sponsors show that businesses support the community even beyond the goods and services they offer.

HAF Sponsors are recognized at three levels – all of which are very much appreciated:

BRONZE
($2,500+ per year)

AT FREECOAST FESTIVAL:
  • ¼ page ad in Festival program
  • Logo & link on Festival website
  • 2 all-inclusive Festival tickets
  • 10-minute speaking slot at the Festival
YEAR-ROUND:
  • Free admission to HAF events
  • Logo on the wall of our Liberty Community Center
  • Logo and link on the Human Action Foundation website

SILVER
$5,000+ per year

AT FREECOAST FESTIVAL:
  • ½ page ad in Festival program
  • Logo & link on Festival website
  • 4 all-inclusive Festival tickets
  • 20-minute speaking slot at the Festival
YEAR-ROUND:
  • Free admission to HAF events
  • Logo on the wall of our Liberty Community Center
  • Logo and link on the Human Action Foundation website
PLUS:
  • Email to the Human Action Foundation mailing list announcing your sponsorship
  • Complementary evening booking of our Liberty Community Center for a company event or public seminar

GOLD
$10,000+ per year

AT FREECOAST FESTIVAL:
  • Full-page ad in Festival program
  • Logo & link on Festival website
  • 12 all-inclusive Festival tickets
  • Full-hour sponsored session at the Festival
YEAR-ROUND:
  • Free admission to HAF events
  • Logo on the wall of our Liberty Community Center
  • Logo and link on the Human Action Foundation website
PLUS:
  • Email to the Human Action Foundation mailing list announcing your sponsorship
  • Complementary full-day booking of our Liberty Community Center for a company event or public seminar
  • Invitation to the Benefactors Club


The Human Action Foundation also offers sponsorships for particular events, projects, and programs. For more information, please contact Mike Vine, President of the Foundation.

Our top donors each year are invited to join the Benefactors Club. Through their large gifts, Benefactors empower our Foundation to make great strides toward our mission.

  • The Benefactors Club is a program to show our appreciation and connect these philanthropists with the Foundation’s leadership and one another. This is primarily accomplished through the annual Benefactors Summit in conjunction with Freecoast Festival. At the Summit, Benefactors may participate in a private Q&A session with the Festival’s keynote speaker, as well as a discussion with the entire Human Action Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • HAF Benefactors receive 4 complementary all-inclusive tickets to the Freecoast Festival, a dedicated tree in the Benefactors Grove of our Seacoast NH liberty community center, and a thank you package including a certificate of recognition.

To learn more about the HAF Benefactors Club, please contact Mike Vine, President of the Foundation.

FAQ

CONTACT US

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