Press Releases

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.

June 25, 2014

Points of Light to Help GE Activate Employees as Volunteer Mentors, Coaches and Teachers

June 25, 2014 – GE, in partnership with the Dangote Foundation and Points of Light, today in Nigeria launched the first global installation of GE's Garages program – an innovation and manufacturing centre where aspiring makers and entrepreneurs can go to develop new skills and learn about advanced manufacturing technologies.

June 20, 2014

Three-Year Program Funded by the Citi Foundation Will Deploy 225 AmeriCorps Members and Thousands of Volunteers to Help 25,000 Underserved Young Adults Prepare for College and Careers

June 18, 2014

Local Woman Honored by Points of Light for Volunteerism in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, has honored Donna Mahon with the Daily Point of Light Award. This award, founded by former President George H. W. Bush, celebrates individuals for their community service and power to spark change and improve the world.

June 17, 2014

HandsOn Nashville earns top grant of $50,000 through innovative competition
supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

ATLANTA (June 17, 2014) – Volunteer service organizations from across America are leaving Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service this week with $100,000 to implement innovative, high-impact programs, thanks to an ongoing commitment to volunteer service by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

June 17, 2014

ATLANTA, June 17, 2014 – At the 2014 Conference on Volunteering and Service yesterday, Points of Light honored The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm, and UnitedHealth Group, a global health care company, for their outstanding employee volunteer programs.

June 16, 2014

Tyler Perry, Chelsea Clinton, Mira Sorvino and Other Powerful Voices Address the Gathering, June 16-18

ATLANTA (June 16, 2014) – Thousands of leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and civic sectors convened to kick off the 2014 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service today, coming together to celebrate and shape the future of volunteerism. The Conference runs through June 18 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

June 16, 2014

ATLANTA, June 16, 2014 – At the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta today, Points of Light announced the launch of its All for Good Volunteer app for Facebook, the first-ever Facebook app for sharing volunteer opportunities. 

June 3, 2014

All Companies With Revenue of $1 Billion or More Eligible to Participate

Nine-Member Academic Panel Establishes Benchmarks for Corporate Civic Engagement

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 – Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, announced today the launch of its annual survey, The Civic 50, which names and honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year.

May 13, 2014

Powered by the Citi Foundation, AmeriCorps and Points of Light, ServiceWorks Will Help Young Adults in 10 Cities Develop Skills They Need to Prepare for College, Careers

May 9, 2014

Grants Total $1.57 Million, Support 130 AmeriCorps Members Across the U.S.

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 – Points of Light received three grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) this week that will provide a total of $1.57 million to support 130 AmeriCorps members who are working to address challenges facing veterans, returning service members and their families and facing families and communities unprepared for disasters.

May 6, 2014

(Note: This press release comes from the communications office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.)

ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 – Mayor Kasim Reed will join Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service. The Conference is the largest convening of volunteer, national service and civic leaders from across the globe. The Conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center from June 16-18.