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About GiveLight Foundation

GiveLight Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, established in Sunnyvale, California, USA in January 2005 by a group of young professionals. The foundation seeks to create durable orphanages and provide orphan care in response to natural disasters and extreme condition, like poverty and war. Since inception, GiveLight has been able to operate primarily using volunteer talents in the US to generate awareness and funds for our global projects. Inspired by Islamic values we strive to help orphans across the globe regardless of nationality, race or religion.

givelight children orphans bangladesh our mission

Our mission is to build and sustain beautiful homes and provide our children with long term, high quality education. We strive to recreate a loving family, a sense of belonging and strong identity/self esteem. We do this by making sure our staff on the ground has the highest moral standard and share our love and passion for the cause. We have family/relatives close to each home who go to visit often and unannounced. We also send volunteers from the US to stay at our homes and teach them different skills.

givelight children orphans our story

A vision to rebuild a future emerged just a few weeks after the December 26, 2004 Asia Tsunami. Our first orphanage in Aceh, Indonesia became a reality only a year later and we’ve been expanding ever since. Read more about how we began and our journey so far.

givelight children orphans bangladesh dian alyan founder president

Dian Alyan’s passion to help orphaned children around the world touches the heart and soul of anyone around her. Her sincerity of purpose and her unceasing devotion to the cause and her result oriented approach can’t but inspire one to be a part of this noble effort.  Know more about our founder and read her message.


GiveLight Foundation was driven solely by US volunteers up to eight years of operation, saving us more than half a million dollars. We were able to mobilize the diverse talents in our community and reached many important milestones without any paid staff. As we grew globally, we had to hire and develop our staff to ensure that we consistently deliver high-quality work.

Our volunteers consist of professionals and executives, stay-home moms, retirees, and students, all driven by the same dream: to help as many orphans as we possibly can.

We are blessed to have so many individuals who are devoting their time, efforts, and talents to make a positive impact on the lives of our children. GiveLight would not be a beautiful reality today without these dedicated individuals.


The model we follow is a successful one, where we combine our passion, business skills and a well defined mission.  We started with a small project in Aceh, Indonesia and have been able to implement the same principles in other countries.  We plan to scale that model globally until we establish more homes in every continent of the world.


Stay up to date with what’s happening at GiveLight Foundation and our progress. View our current Annual Report or read on for previous reports. 


Here is an opportunity to find out what many of our supporters have to say about GiveLight. We value their testimonials. If you want to contribute your own, please email us at info@givelight.org.


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