In charity, you give somebody a bag of beans and say “here’s a bag of food”
In philanthropy, you give somebody a bag of beans and say “here’s a bag of seeds”
~Dave Bauer, Founder and President of Lightforce One


Lightforce One is a philanthropic 501c3 non-profit that works to uplift and empower the underprivileged of the world, helping them to become self-sufficient and even to thrive.

We run a lean operation. On average, over 90% of our annual spend goes directly to projects!

We focus on things like wells, education, leadership coaching, teaching trades, building communities and keeping donated money in the community so that they can build businesses, commerce and industry. The more these communities can service each other’s needs, the more they will grow. And, if they can begin to export goods and services, then they will have real growth! This is our goal with those who we work with.

The work that we do is NOT contingent on a person’s or a group’s spiritual beliefs or political views. This is one of our core values.

How can you help?

Of course, we need donations. By visiting our donation center, you can donate to the general budget or select a specific project that you would like to help out with.

We also need volunteers. A big need right now is volunteers to teach English virtually, over the Internet. Other skills that we want to teach virtually are work skills such as working with MS Office products, typing, business telephone etiquette, web development (namely WordPress), digital graphics tools such as Photoshop, etc. Please contact us to learn more about volunteering.