The world is changing quickly. That’s why Portland Monthly is shining a light on the individuals and organizations dedicated to improving our communities. With more than 22,000 nonprofits hard at work in the state of Oregon, extraordinary acts of community service are everywhere. Portland Monthly’s 15th annual Light a Fire Awards unite local philanthropic organizations and regional businesses to celebrate these dedicated groups and individuals. Awards honor those who make the Portland metropolitan area more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better—for everyone. Winners will be featured in the pages of Portland Monthly and at the annual awards ceremony and dinner in 2019. 

The Light a Fire Awards are sponsored by Bank of America

Submit Your Nominations:

Caring for the Planet

Young Leader

Best New NonProfit

Game-Changing Project

Keeping Us Healthy

Most with the Least

Inspiring Creativity

Extraordinary Volunteer

Extraordinary Board Member

Lifetime Achievement

Exceptional Community Contribution

Extraordinary Executive Director