LIGHT A FIRE

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

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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

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Extraordinary Volunteer

Awarded to a person whose volunteered time and services spur noteworthy change in the nonprofit community.

02/03/2014

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Emerging Leader

Awarded to a staff or board member under the age of 30 with demonstrated ability to further the nonprofit’s mission

02/03/2014

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Exceptional Pro Bono Contribution

Awarded to a person (or company) whose contribution of services, supplies, or time makes possible significant change in the nonprofit community

02/03/2014

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Inspiring Creativity

Awarded to an organization working to nurture arts and culture in Oregon

02/03/2014

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

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Slide Show: Light A Fire October 2012

Bank of America Merrill Lynch presents Portland Monthly's 8th Annual Light A Fire

11/07/2012

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Light A Fire 2012

Our annual celebration of the nonprofit community recognizes the individuals and organizations who are making our city a better place to live, love, and grow.

10/11/2012 By Jill Davis

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Light A Fire 2011

Our annual celebration of giving highlights the extraordinary work of 14 nonprofits and individuals working to better our community, from farmers who donate millions of pounds of food to fight hunger to high school students who help immigrants become Amer

10/14/2011 By Lucy Burningham

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Light A Fire 2010

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of the nonprofit community highlights the individuals and organizations that are making Portland a better place to live, love and grow.

10/08/2010 By Anna Sachse