Signify Foundation

    Sharing the Power of Light


    In the past five years, the Signify Foundation has been working with its partners to bring light and opportunities to people who aspire to create a brighter future.

    Building recovery and resilience for underserved communities by enabling access to light and livelihood development has been the Foundation’s social impact focus in 2021.

    Watch the video to witness the power of light and hear from our strong supporters who lead the change.

    About us

    The Signify Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting underprivileged and underserved communities across the world by enabling access to light. When pursuing this mission, the Foundation expects to leverage on Signify’s expertise and knowledge to help develop and provide easily-accessible, sustainable lighting systems that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.


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    Our focus


    We help to create positive change in developing and disaster-affected locations by focusing our efforts in three key areas:

    • Lighting lives
    • Lighting entrepreneurs
    • Humanitarian lighting


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    Our partners


    Through our projects, we partner with and support intermediaries across the value chain, ranging from manufacturer to distributors and technical training institutes to financing agencies. It is our role to link these value chain intermediaries, to foster an ecosystem approach to tackle their barriers to growth and scalability. This approach helps structurally address weaknesses across the entire value chain so that strengthening one link helps to strengthen the next link in the chain.


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    Annual Report 2022


    The impact of light goes far beyond illumination – it sparks joy, it brings people together, it contributes in various ways to decency and quality of life.


    We are pleased to present to you our annual report 2022. Where you’ll find more impact stories, and links to videos from the field. 2022 was a year of continuous empowerment to enable access to light, a year of reflection and learning, and a year of gazing at a higher ambition.


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    Annual Report 2021


    In its fifth year of operations, the Signify Foundation has focused its social impact on building resilience and stimulating recovery, while remaining committed to enabling underserved communities to benefit from sustainable lighting. Lighting interventions have made a positive impact on communities, providing better access to healthcare, essential services, sport, and productivity.


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    Highlight projects

    • Rising to the need of Ukraine

      Rising to the need of Ukraine

      The Signify Foundation sent portable lights to Ukraine to support the relief efforts and Signify commits to over €1 million donation.

    • Building a brighter future for Sharon with BRAC, Enlight and ACE

      Building a brighter future for Sharon with BRAC, Enlight and ACE

      Lighting Entrepreneurs – Uganda: Sharon’s story on her journey from dropping out of school to becoming a star solar sales agent.

    • Extending the day with solar streetlights

      Extending the day with solar streetlights

      Lighting Lives – India: Solar street lighting with Smart Power India to make a significant improvement in the quality of life, economy, and safety of villagers.

    Registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI), RSIN number 857684553.
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