Category: News

Launch of Light a Village Program

    August 16, 2017 The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) is excited to announce the launch of its new Light a Village (LAV) program! The goal of the Light a Village program is to provide solar energy to every family living in a rural village without access to electricity. GBL worked closely with its local…

Our Commitment to Transparency

GBL Earns Guidestar Platinum for Nonprofit Transparency July 27, 2017 The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) is pleased to announce that it has earned the Platinum award from Guidestar, the world’s leading evaluator of nonprofit transparency. There are four levels of recognition available to nonprofits from GuideStar: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each level represents a…

Partnership with Slightly Stoopid

July 7, 2017 The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) has partnered with reggae music sensation Slightly Stoopid to provide solar energy to people living in Latin America who need it most. Slightly Stoopid  is auctioning off original artwork by Danielle Zirk from the band’s new music video “One Bright Day”: http://slightlystoopid.com/onebrightday   “GBL is thrilled to…

Light a Village with Goldroom

May 7, 2017 Global BrightLight Foundation has partnered with LA-based DJ Goldroom to provide solar lanterns to every family in a rural village in Guatemala. Donors who contribute $25 or more will have a chance to win a VIP experience with Goldroom on his High Seas Boat Tour. Goldroom will also make a custom mix for…

Launch of Illuminate Guatemala

On April 19th, 2017, Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) in alliance with Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA) launched Illuminate Guatemala, a joint initiative to provide affordable and practical solar energy systems to the 3+ million Guatemalans currently living without access to electricity. GBL and ADLA plan to reach 250,000 households with solar energy by 2025. GBL…

A Story of Love & Light

I first met Maria Ilse Lopez Quej last August in her modest home in Tampo Village in Northern Guatemala. She was sitting before a loom weaving a bright, beautiful huipil – a traditional Mayan blouse. She told me that each huipil takes three months to complete, a testament to the focus and passion that she…

Global BrightLight Foundation Premieres Virtual Reality Film at Sundance

VR film will be screened at Sundance as part of the Oculus from Facebook 360 for Good program. Washington, DC (January 12, 2017) — On Sunday January 22, the Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) will premiere a new virtual reality film as part of the Oculus from Facebook 360 for Good Bootcamp for Filmmakers and Nonprofits…

GBL Forms New Alliance with Amigos de la Aldea

Partnership will bring solar energy to millions living without electricity in Central America.  The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) is honored to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA), a not-for-profit based in Guatemala that shares GBL’s mission of improving the quality of life of rural communities in Latin America. The two…

Global BrightLight Foundation Establishes Social Enterprise in Latin America

  The Global BrightLight Foundation has opened a new solar energy social enterprise in Latin America, focusing on the 30 million people in the Western Hemisphere with no access to electricity. Having completed projects in 9 different countries around the world since 2011, CEO Benjamin Bunker and the GBL Board of Directors concluded that the…

Starting 2016 Off Strong!

Not subscribed to our newsletter? Click here to sign up! Greetings from New CEO Ben Bunker As the newly appointed leader of the Global BrightLight Foundation, I would like to extend a warm greeting to our friends and supporters around the world. It is because of you that we are able to provide opportunity and…