ABOUT SHINE

OUR MISSION

 

The Shine Campaign accelerates support, funding and investment for clean, distributed energy solutions for the world’s most marginalized communities. We prioritize initiatives led and  owned by women, local communities and indigenous peoples, and that support productive enterprises while protecting human rights and the environment.

 

As values-driven donors, investors, and advocates, we strive to fill a critical gap in the energy access sector with our deep commitment to energy justice.  We represent philanthropic foundations, faith groups, and NGOs united by shared principles and a belief that large-scale energy access projects that leave the vulnerable behind are simply not good enough.

 

Our community of practice empowers Shine partners for action for a just, clean energy transition through grantmaking and investing; convening, connecting and collaborating with diverse stakeholders; and documenting and sharing stories about the transformative power of universal energy access. 

unlock financing

GRANTMAKING + INVESTING

Values-driven institutions must apply an energy justice lens to grantmaking and investment in order to ensure just, equitable and sustainable clean energy access. Shine identifies and helps scale solutions led by - and benefiting - rural communities, women, and indigenous people at the last mile.

build a community of practice

CONVENING, CONNECTING + COLLABORATING

We empower our community of practice to take action for a just, clean energy transition. Shine connects investors and grantmakers to each other and to local leaders to collaborate on sustainable, community-based solutions that improve education, health and economic development.

advocate

DOCUMENTING + SHARING STORIES

Shine’s communications lift up the vision and values of our mission-driven investors and partners. We champion women’s and community leadership and distributed renewable energy solutions that protect human rights and the environment, and support sustainable economic development.

MEET THE TEAM

Shine Staff

Fletcher Harper | Shine Interim Campaign Director

Fletcher Harper
Interim Campaign Director

mark correnti | Shine Managing Director, Investments

Mark Correnti
Managing Director, Investments

Emira Woods - Shine Senior Program Consultant

Emira Woods
Senior Program Consultant

Sandra Smithey 
Director, Program & Philanthropic Engagement

Executive Committee

Ellen Dorsey
Wallace Global Fund

Fletcher Harper
GreenFaith

Olivia Coldrey
Sustainable Energy for All

Jeffrey Prins
IKEA Foundation

Steering Committee

Ajaita Shah
Frontier Markets

Sheela Oparaocha
Energia

Dario Denicola
CEFA-Onlus

William Brent
Power for All

Sandra Smithey
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Sasanka Thilakasiri
Oxfam America

Davida Wood
World Resources Institute

 

The Shine Campaign is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.