Press Releases

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.

May 5, 2014

Event on May 8 Recognizes Honorees for Their Continued Commitment to Youth Service and Education, With Special Guest Presenter Paula Abdul and Special Guest Winter Olympic Medalists Shannon Bahrke and Billy Demong

April 17, 2014

Corporate Partners Help Expand Mission, Drive Innovation, Boost Volunteerism

ATLANTA, April 17, 2014Points of Light announced recently its 2014 Leadership Partners, companies whose investments in social responsibility advance Points of Light’s mission to mobilize millions of people to take action that is changing the world.

April 14, 2014

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

March 31, 2014

Citi Foundation’s $10 Million Investment in ServiceWorks Marks Largest Corporate-Sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA Project in History

March 21, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

Exelis, Korn Ferry, Points of Light team up to coach military men and women as they move forward into civilian roles

February 11, 2014

Organizations Share Common Objective of Mobilizing Volunteers to Take Action and Make a Difference

February 7, 2014

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.

February 6, 2014

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.

February 4, 2014

Volunteers help families complete college financial tuition aid application
and learn about in-demand skills

January 29, 2014

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.

January 27, 2014

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.  

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