Points of Light Foundation

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The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network "engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities. Through a variety of programs and services, the Foundation encourages people from all walks of life — businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, low-income communities, families, youth, and older adults — to volunteer...

"The Foundation has gained a national reputation as America's Address for Volunteering. As President George W. Bush commented, "The Points of Light Foundation embodies America's spirit of volunteerism and the goodwill of its citizens."" [1]

Received a grant from the NED in 1992 (which it passed on to the Places in the Heart Foundation) to work in the Czech and Slovak Republic "To support the Prague-based Places in the Heart Foundation in its efforts to involve private citizens in civic activities and affect changes at the grass-roots level throughout the CSFR." [1]

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Web: http://www.pointsoflight.org

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  1. Democracy Projects Database, NED, accessed September 27, 2007.