With grant funding from USAID, DFID and Shell Foundation, d.light has leveraged public and private dollars to accelerate the path to energy access and impact. Learn more about our partners here.

Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. Their aim is to end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlock the potential of girls and women and help to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. The UK aid logo is used widely in the countries where we work, on items such as health clinics, school books and emergency food supplies, to publicly acknowledge development programmes funded by the UK taxpayer.

Shell Foundation

Shell Foundation is an independent charity established by the Shell Group in 2000 to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges. The Foundation works with a number of partners to identify market failures underpinning social and environmental issues and co-create new social enterprises to solve them. By applying this approach to global challenges such as job creation, energy access and urban mobility, Shell Foundation has partnered with several enterprises that are now delivering large-scale impact in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.


USAID is the lead U.S. government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. Power Africa, a USAID initiative, works with African governments, the private sector, and other partners like the World Bank and African Development Bank to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.