Season of Giving: Supporting Nonprofits in Our Response to Crisis

Dec 1, 2020

Today, we’re reflecting on all that our Daily Points of Light honorees and our Global Network of nonprofit affiliates across the globe have accomplished in response to the new challenges facing of our communities. Community leaders and nonprofit organizations were stretched and called upon in ways they never expected this year. Thanks to the support of our funders, we were able to swiftly adapt our programs and services to support those changes and fill the gaps. With the support of our Global Networkwe helped nonprofits meet a critical need in their communities when it was harder than ever  

The power of people is needed now more than ever, and with your support, we can build on the impact we had in 2020, which included: 

  • Giving $140,000 in grants to our Global Network of nonprofits to support their immediate needs in the wake of COVID-19 and help them expand their services when people around the globe needed them most.  
  • Transitioning our annual conference to a free digital experience, allowing more than 8,000 registrants from around the world access to rich and relevant content that advances civic engagement. 
  • Uplifting hundreds of stories of light and inspiration through The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration that brought hope for a better tomorrow to the world.  
  • Launching our Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism initiative, in partnership with Morehouse College, designed to empower businesses, nonprofits and individuals to address systemic racism.  

Our mission of connecting individuals and organizations to opportunities and the resourcethey need to create meaningful change in their communities is more important now thaever. Your donation today helps us continue our critical work and make the world we envision, where every individual can discover and act on their power to make a difference, a reality. 

Sharing your light has never been easier: introduce Points of Light to your friends and family by starting a fundraiser on Facebook today. By advocating for Points of Light, you help us remove barriers so everyone may live a fullyengaged civic life. 

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