Press Releases

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.

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.