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Game Changing Project: All Hands Raised Partnership

Intervening at crucial moments in local schoolkids’ lives

10/23/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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Extraordinary Board Member: Diane O'Connor

Advocating for the patients and survivors of an often misunderstood disease

10/23/2014 By Kelly Clarke

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Inspiring Creativity: Portland Playhouse

Reimagining community theater with innovation and inclusivity

10/23/2014 By Aaron Scott

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Caring for the Planet: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Restoring the Columbia River’s vital ecosystems

10/23/2014 Photography by Caleb Diehl

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Most With The Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

10/23/2014 By Marty Patail

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Best New Nonprofit: College Possible

Attacking the poverty cycle by teaming up with low-income students

10/23/2014 By Eden Dawn

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Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots

10/23/2014 By Margaret Seiler

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Extraordinary Volunteer: Connie Kramer of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

10/23/2014 By Allison Jones

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Keeping Us Healthy: Zenger Farm

Cultivating healthy eaters in the Northwest

10/23/2014 By Randy Gragg

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Give Back to Portland's Best Nonprofits

Looking to help your community in a meaningful way? We've compiled a practical menu of options for lending your support to our 2014 winners.

10/22/2014

Slideshow

Slide Show: Light A Fire 2013

On November 12, the ninth annual Light A Fire Awards dinner honored individuals and organizations whose acts of service embody Portland’s spirit of giving and who make our region a better place to live, love and grow.

05/30/2014

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Celebrate Portland's Best Nonprofits

Light A Fire is Portland Monthly’s annual showcase of local individuals and nonprofit organizations making our region a better place to live.

04/01/2014

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Game-changing Project

Recognizes an innovative collaboration that generates a transformative impact for one or more nonprofits

02/17/2014

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Caring for the Planet

Awarded to an organization working in the fields of sustainability, conservation, or natural resources protection

02/03/2014

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Most with the Least

Awarded to an organization effecting significant change with minimal resources and fewer than five paid staff members

02/03/2014

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Extraordinary Executive Director

Awarded to the chief executive officer of a nonprofit whose work transforms his/her organization and the larger community.

02/03/2014

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Extraordinary Board Member

Awarded to a person whose services as a member of a nonprofit organization’s board enhances that organization’s operations and improves the greater community.

02/03/2014

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Keeping Us Healthy

Awarded to an organization that helps us take care of ourselves—mentally or physically

02/03/2014

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Best New Nonprofit

Awarded to an organization incorporated after January 1, 2012

02/03/2014

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Lifetime Achievement

Awarded to a person who shows tireless commitment to the nonprofit community over a lifetime of service

02/03/2014