Millions of people give their time, talent, voice and resources to help strengthen communities around the world. We believe individuals, community groups, corporations and the government play key roles in addressing the critical issues of our time – from the future of our economy, to education, the environment and emergency preparedness. Through the stories of points of light, we recognize our personal power to transform ourselves and the world around us.
Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award. Nominate a Point of Light in your life.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award encourages and recognizes citizens for their commitment to ongoing volunteer service and civic engagement. Individuals, families and groups are honored at different stages of their service journey by acknowledging annual volunteer hours served and the resulting positive community impact.
The Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence (CEAE) was designed to honor companies that have made a commitment to building strong and effective employees volunteer programs. Honorees demonstrate innovative and clear strategic EVP goals that are in line with the company’s purpose and who move the needle with social progress. Celebrating 22 years of recognition with the program, Points of Light is honored to have recognized and welcomed over 94 companies to the CEAE family.
The Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway is the only national monument that honors individuals who selflessly championed causes to help others realize a better America. Comprised of a series of bronze medallions that form a one-mile walking pathway just blocks from the White House, the monument honors founders of major service organizations to civil rights leaders, collectively telling the story of great Americans who turned their dreams into powerful movements to help people across the country and around the world.