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. The meeting, hosted by Bank of America, will gather more than 100 corporate social responsibility professionals from over 60 of the world’s largest and most successful companies to highlight local successes and discuss best practices in corporate volunteerism.
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.
Projects Will Focus on Helping Disadvantaged, Veterans and Active Duty Military; Largest Event to Involve 115,000 People in Philadelphia Area
New Resource Allows Individuals to Obtain Standardized Background Checks to Expedite Participation in Volunteer Service
FT. COLLINS, Colo., and ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2013 – Verified Volunteers, the first-of-its-kind platform for volunteer background screening, and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, today announced a groundbreaking new partnership to make vetting volunteers faster, easier and less costly for nonprofits and volunteers themselves.
Detailed Survey Findings to be Discussed During Press Teleconference
Today at 1 p.m. EST
Acts of Giving Back – with “Viral” Twist by Young Actors – Seeks $1 Million in Toys, Games Donated by Hasbro, Inc.
Los Angeles, Dec. 3, 2013 – Wrapping gifts for military families. Passing out blankets. Creating “bedtime bags” for children at shelters. Delivering cards to hospital patients. These are among the hundreds of thousands of actions that kids across the U.S. will be performing this holiday season.