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 14th 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 awards ceremony and dinner on Friday, November 2nd at Portland Art Museum. Spectacular acts of generosity deserve a spectacular celebration, so in addition to fabulous cocktails, a three-course dinner, and the 12 nonprofit and individual honorees, we have some enchanting surprises up our sleeve! We’re excited to unveil our lineup, and look forward to seeing you in November.

The Light a Fire Awards are sponsored by: Bank of America,

Deadline to submit nominations has been extended! Let us know who is making our city, region, and world a better place!

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Location: Portland Art Museum

Submit Your Nominations:

Caring for the Planet

Emerging 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