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

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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

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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

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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

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Caring for the Planet: Friends of Trees

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

10/20/2015 By Katie Vaughan

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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

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Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver of Outside In

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

10/23/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

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Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Proctor of Literary Arts

Broadening the diversity and scope of Portland’s literary empire

10/23/2014 By Zach Dundas

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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