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Event Summary

Thanks to all who participated in our night for good—especially our tireless and ever-glamorous emcee, Poison Waters. And to all the nonprofits nominated this year—more than 100 in total—thank you for your work to make our city and state better. It's been a tough year and we appreciate all you've done. And a final congratulations to this year's worthy winners!

If you missed the ceremony and need to experience all the feels, watch the hour-long program below.

Portland Monthly's Light a Fire Award Ceremony 2020


Event Details

 2020 WINNERS 

Best New Nonprofit - Our Giving Table

Keeping Us Healthy - Growing Gardens

Most with the Least - Gather: Make: Shelter

Caring for the Planet - Portland Audubon

Covid-19 Response - The Contingent

Giving Shelter  - Transition Projects

Award presented by Cambia Health Solutions
Black Lives Matter  - Black Resilience Fund  

 Marie Equi Award - Basic Rights Oregon

Extraordinary Nonprofit - Self Enhancement, Inc, (SEI)

Award presented by AWS
Extraordinary Volunteer - Margaret-Ann Jones

 Extraordinary Executive Director - Brennan Wood

Young Leader - Jordan Herrle

Lifetime Achievement - Martha Richards