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
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.
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.
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.
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