Press Releases

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.  

January 24, 2014

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.

January 20, 2014

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.

December 23, 2013

HOUSTON, Dec. 23, 2013 – President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush today joined their son Neil, who serves as chairman of the Points of Light, to present the 5115th Daily Point of Light Award to Houston furniture salesman and icon, Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale.

December 19, 2013

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.

December 18, 2013

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.

December 18, 2013

Projects Will Focus on Helping Disadvantaged, Veterans and Active Duty Military; Largest Event to Involve 115,000 People in Philadelphia Area

December 9, 2013

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.