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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

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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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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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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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Inspiring Creativity

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

02/03/2014

Portland Monthly | Events

Celebrate Portland's Rising Stars

Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe join forces to honor 32 of Portland’s Rising Stars

10/14/2013

Portland Monthly | Events

Light A Fire Awards Dinner

Celebrate the 15 hardworking nonprofit groups and individuals featured in our November issue by joining us at our annual Light A Fire awards dinner.

09/01/2013

FEATURE

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

Light a Fire 2009

The Freshwater Trust

For 26 years, the group, armed with rubber boots and waders, has removed trash and invasive species from our rivers’ edges, helped redirect stream flows to make waterways more fish-friendly, and planted stream-saving trees.

11/23/2009

Light a Fire 2009

Jon Springer

The nonprofit organization, Elders in Action, works to provide seniors with a better quality of life. Sometimes that’s as simple as offering a sympathetic ear, and sometimes it means tackling complex issues like medical debt.

11/23/2009

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Light A Fire 2009

Here are the winners of this year's Light a Fire awards. Winners range from a program that teaches chess to underprivileged children to one that provides new and gently used prom dresses to students that may not be able to afford their own.

10/09/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Meghan Hilliard, Elizabeth Buelow, and Kelly O'Brien

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Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold