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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!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/26/2015
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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.

  • Published 10/29/2014
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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.

  • Published 10/24/2014
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Game Changing Project: All Hands Raised Partnership

Intervening at crucial moments in local schoolkids’ lives

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Inspiring Creativity: Portland Playhouse

Reimagining community theater with innovation and inclusivity

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Keeping Us Healthy: Zenger Farm

Cultivating healthy eaters in the Northwest

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Best New Nonprofit: College Possible

Attacking the poverty cycle by teaming up with low-income students

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Proctor of Literary Arts

Broadening the diversity and scope of Portland’s literary empire

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Most With The Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver of Outside In

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

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Extraordinary Board Member: Diane O'Connor

Advocating for the patients and survivors of an often misunderstood disease

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Caring for the Planet: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Restoring the Columbia River’s vital ecosystems

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 10/23/2014
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Extraordinary Volunteer: Connie Kramer of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 10/23/2014
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LIGHT A FIRE

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.

  • Published 10/22/2014
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Game-changing Project

Recognizes an innovative collaboration that generates a transformative impact for one or more nonprofits

  • Published 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.

  • Published 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.

  • Published 02/03/2014
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Best New Nonprofit

Awarded to an organization incorporated after January 1, 2012

  • Published 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

  • Published 02/03/2014
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