With Founding Support From PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Starbucks Foundation, and Added Support from Blackstone Charitable Foundation, SAP and Official Hotel Sponsor Hilton Worldwide
Citi Foundation’s $10 Million Investment in ServiceWorks Marks Largest Corporate-Sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA Project in History
Funding to Support Innovation and New Tech Corps for Entrepreneurs
ATLANTA, March 21, 2014 – Points of Light today announced that SAP, the world’s largest provider of business software, has awarded the nonprofit a $100,000 grant. This funding will support the Points of Light Civic Accelerator, the first accelerator program and investment fund in the nation focused on social ventures, which engage people to solve critical social problems.
Exelis, Korn Ferry, Points of Light team up to coach military men and women as they move forward into civilian roles
Organizations Share Common Objective of Mobilizing Volunteers to Take Action and Make a Difference
ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2014 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today awarded Points of Light a $100,000 grant to fund the Points of Light Civic Accelerator, the first accelerator program and investment fund in the nation focused on “civic ventures” – for-profit and nonprofit startups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – Today, Bank of America, Points of Light Corporate Service Council (CSC) and Hands On Charlotte will host a local service project that will kick-off a two-day Points of Light CSC Meeting.
Volunteers help families complete college financial tuition aid application
and learn about in-demand skills
Inspired by President Obama and Built by Volunteers from the Craigslist Foundation, Google and Others
ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2014 – As part of its complete redesign of the popular All for Good volunteer marketplace, Points of Light today unveiled a critical advance in the staffing of volunteer-based recovery efforts after disasters.
Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $50,000 Each in Kindoma and IDignity and Opens Application Period for Next Round of Startups
ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2014 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator today announced it will invest $50,000 each in Kindoma and IDignity, two startups – one for-profit, one nonprofit – recommended by a unique investment committee, their social enterprise peers.
MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 24, 2014 – Through its corporate volunteer service program Exelis Action Corps, defense and aerospace company Exelis Inc. has partnered with global talent consultancy Korn Ferry and nonprofit organization Points of Light to launch the Leveraging Military Leadership Program. This leadership development and training program helps veterans apply their military experience to leadership roles in the civilian sector.
Volunteer Projects Across the Country Attract Thousands of Volunteers to Help Veterans, Active Duty Military Members and Others in Need
ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2014 – For the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, today and throughout the holiday weekend, thousands of people transformed Dr. King’s message of unity and community into hands-on volunteer service, with the help of the Corporation for National and Community Service and Points of Light.
ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2013 – The UPS Foundation announced today it will donate more than $2.4 million to support the volunteer efforts of nine nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations that specialize in disaster preparedness and response. This year’s volunteerism grants include a $1.2 million award to the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer services.
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 – Soldiers returning from active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq can face a range of mental health issues that may affect their quality of life and their families, including severe depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and substance abuse. They also face a rising suicide rate. However, fewer than half of the 2 million military personnel who served in those countries seek treatment for their serious mental illness.