LIGHT A FIRE 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our 12 annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

10/31/2016 Photography by Mario Gallucci By Portland Monthly Staff

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2016 Light a Fire Winners

Celebrating the nonprofits that make Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/10/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Kelly Clarke, Claire Colby, Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Regina Winkle-Bryan

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Slide Show: Portland Monthly 's 11th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

11/23/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Lifetime Achievement: Jean DeMaster of Human Solutions

Providing low-income housing, utility assistance, employment training, and eviction prevention for Portland families

10/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Exceptional Community Contribution: Stoel Rives for I Have a Dream Oregon

The local law firm believes in I Have a Dream Oregon, to the tune of $800,000

10/20/2015 By Marty Patail

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Volunteer: Eleanore Rubinstein of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

10/20/2015 By Margaret Seiler

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Most with the Least: Rebuilding Together

Tapping the power of community volunteers to rehab homes around the city for those in need

10/20/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Game-Changing Project: Right Brain Initiative

Demonstrating the need for art in the classroom, every day

10/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Mason of Open School

Redefining education for Portland's at-risk students

10/20/2015 By Allison Jones

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Inspiring Creativity: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The Portland cultural institution curates the best of regional contemporary art.

10/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Keeping Us Healthy: De Paul Treatment Centers

Taking a full continuum approach to the treatment of substance abuse and addiction

10/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Emerging Leader: Giovanni McKenzie of Queer Intersections Portland

Helping LGBT youth navigate the intersections of immigrant status, gender identity, and race.

10/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Portland's Best New Nonprofit: Villages NW

Helping seniors spend their golden years at home rather than an assisted-care facility

10/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Board Member: Anita Yap of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Reenergizing SE 82nd into the vibrant Jade District, complete with summer night markets and community spirit

10/20/2015 By Zach Dundas

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Caring for the Planet: Friends of Trees

Creating community and greener cities, one tree at a time.

10/20/2015 By Katie Vaughan

LIGHT A FIRE

Want to Celebrate Portland's Best Nonprofits with the City's Movers and Shakers?

Portland Monthly's annual Light a Fire awards party is back on October 20!

09/25/2015

NONPROFIT AWARDS

Light a Fire Awards 2015 Nomination Deadline Extended!

Nominations for Portland Monthly's annual awards honoring the nonprofit community are open until June 5. Help us celebrate the best in our community by nominating a deserving individual or organization now!

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Slideshow

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 10th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Light a Fire is Portland Monthly’s annual showcase of local individuals and nonprofit organizations making our region a better place to live. Here, you’ll find photos from our 10th annual awards ceremony.

10/29/2014

PORTLAND'S BEST NONPROFITS

Introducing Our 2014 Light a Fire Winners

Our 10th annual celebration of good deeds honors the individuals and organizations who make Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/24/2014

LIGHT A FIRE

Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver of Outside In

Helping homeless and low-income communities lead healthy, productive lives

10/23/2014 By Rachel Ritchie