Press Releases

November 4, 2014

9th Annual Program Celebrates Women Making a Beautiful Difference in their Communities, Drives Awareness for their Causes and Accomplishments

October 31, 2014

Outerwall Civic Venture Award Recognizes InvestNextDoor’s Efforts to Create a New Source of Capital for Small Businesses

October 24, 2014

The nation’s largest day of doing good and caring for others sponsored by Gannett’s USA WEEKEND and Points of Light, with support from the Citi Foundation and the makers of Advil®

October 21, 2014

Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – Several items from President George H. W. Bush’s private collection, dinner with one of the most famous women in China, and a backstage meeting with a world renowned pianist are available for purchase in an online auction to help support the work of Points of Light, the nonprofit President Bush founded nearly 25 years ago.

October 21, 2014

Honorees Include Yao Ming, HP, World Central Kitchen, Charles Orgbon

Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C., will be the stunning venue for the 2014 Tribute Awards given by Points of Light, the nonpartisan, global volunteer organization created by President George H. W. Bush.

September 19, 2014

Invests in 13 Startups, All Creating Economic Opportunity

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 – The Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator – the first national startup accelerator dedicated solely to investing in civic ventures – announced today the 13 startups selected to participate in its fall 2014 program, all of which focus on increasing economic opportunity for all. This will be the fifth round of the Civic Accelerator since its founding in 2012.

September 12, 2014

Effort Recognizes That AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alumni Bring Great Skills and Experience to the Workplace

September 8, 2014

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014  To commemorate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Alums – a Points of Light enterprise – today announced 20 winners of its National Leadership Awards, all of whom exemplify a commitment to a lifetime of service.

September 5, 2014

Michaela Coplen, Grace Franklin honored for work helping military families.

July 30, 2014

AmeriCorps, Citi Foundation and Points of Light Join in Three-Year, $10 Million Public-Private Partnership

Two Local Nonprofits, The Door and Jersey Cares, Play Critical Roles

July 28, 2014

MCLEAN, Va., July 28, 2014 –Through its employee volunteer service program Exelis Action Corps, aerospace and defense company Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has partnered with Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a single sour

July 15, 2014

Points of Light Announces a Two-Year Commitment to Action at Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 – Points of Light and key partners made a public Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting to educate, connect, and invest in 300 civic entrepreneurs launching early stage for-profit and nonprofit civic start-ups over the next two years.

July 2, 2014

Points of Light is creating a free Facebook app for #GivingTuesday partners to showcase their initiatives

June 30, 2014

ATLANTA, June 30, 2014 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator will invest $50,000 each in Piggybackr and Project SYNCERE, one for-profit and one nonprofit startup selected by their social enterprise peers.