Seattle Met's Light a Fire Awards honor outstanding individuals and nonprofit organizations based in the Seattle metropolitan area that are working to make the city—and beyond—more prosperous, rewarding, and healthful for all our citizens. Winners will be celebrated in the November 2015 issue of Seattle Met and at a special awards event in the fall.

The deadline for nominations is July 1.

Organizational Awards


Click on the award name to submit your candidate. Please nominate in as many categories as you like, but it is not necessary to nominate an organization multiple times in a single award category to place them in consideration.

Best New Nonprofit
Awarded to an organization that was incorporated on or after January 1, 2011.

Inspiring Our Next Generation
Awarded to an organization doing big things for children.

Most With the Least
Awarded to an organization doing big things with minimal resource and fewer than three paid staff members.

Nurturing Creativity
Awarded to an organization working to build, enhance, and sustain art and culture.

Acting Globally
Awarded to a Seattle-based organization with international reach.

Game-Changing Action
Awarded to an organization's single event, campaign, or project with remarkable impact for one or more nonprofits.

Promoting Health and Happiness
Awarded to an organization that helps us take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally.



Individual Awards


Click on the award name to submit your candidate. Please nominate in as many categories as you like, but it is not necessary to nominate an organization multiple times in a single award category to place them in consideration.

Extraordinary Pro Bono Contribution
Awarded to an individual (or company) whose contribution of services, supplies, or time has had a major impact in the nonprofit community.

Lifetime Achievement
Awarded to an individual who has shown a tireless commitment to the nonprofit community over a lifetime of service.

Extraordinary Volunteer
Awarded to an individual whose contributions have had remarkable impact in a nonprofit's work and community.

Emerging Leader
Awarded to a staff or board member under the age of 40 with demonstrated promising ability to further the nonprofit's mission or improve its impact.

Extraordinary Board Member
Awarded to a board member who has provided exceptional guidance and support for a nonprofit.

Extraordinary Executive Director
Awarded to an individual whose leadership has empowered their organization to make great strides in its mission.