Current Events

OMS Solar KitApril 10, 2016

One Million Lights will be at the Interfaith Green Expo in Springfield, MA.  1:00-4:00.  Please stop by to say hi and participate in one of our fun activities.


March 24, 2016–  One Million Lights will be at Palo Alto High School for their Service Learning Lunch. SVGives_logo_wdate2016 We will promoting the One Million Lights, Global Ambassador Program.

May 3, 2016– SV Gives! Donate on SV Give day through our razoo portal for a chance to get your donations matched!  Event Site- TBD



 Past Events

May 5, 2015: SV Gives at Philz Coffee in Palo AltoSVGives_logo_wdate

Join One Million Lights with Silicon Valley Gives on May 5, 2015 all day to help raise money for local nonprofits through a 24 hour online event.
Improve our community by donating to your favorite local charity.
One Million Lights hopes to fund $20,000, double our funds from last year in hopes to fundraise for our Microgrids, Global Ambassador projects  and One Million Students education program.
One Million Lights will be hosting a physical fundraiser at Philz Coffee – 101 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94201 – from 11 am till 3 pm.

If you are unable to attend in person, please consider donating online on our SV Gives Razoo portal.

Empowering Education

A fundraising event to support the build of a central solar electric system for the Lake Eyasi Girls Vocational Center, located outside of Karatu in Northern Tanzania.  The center is for the training and employment of local women in the textiles industry. It will offer education on site as well as health care, and provide for local food and water security.

Event Name: Empowering Education

Event Date/Time: Feb 27th/7-9pm

Location: Nissan SF, 1395 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco 94109


Speaker from the Girl’s Center, Live music by Jazz Mafia, Drinks and light food, African Arts and Crafts

WomenNow Charity Ball

One Million Lights is one of 7 charities that are benefiting this year from the WomenNow Charity Ball this year.  All of the proceeds from this event will be split evenly among the organizations. Please consider attending.

When: December 15, 2013, 6:30 pm

Where: Silver Creek Country Club, San Jose, CA


Fundraiser for One Million StudentsOne Million Students Fundraiser Brunch – Sep 15, 2013

A fundraising event is being held on September 15, 2013, to benefit the One Million Student educational program. Join us in the Bay Area of California, for lunch and discussion about the solar education school program.

One Million Lights at the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival

Visit the One Million Lights booth at the JCC in Los Gatos, CA, June 23, 2013.


IIndia-SC Namaste Intel Annual Event

During May & June 2012, Intel employees are contributing toward a goal of sending 150 lights to communities in need.

Celebrate Earth Day along with One Million Lights:

  • Friday, April 20, 2012, 11am – 2pm, NVIDIA, 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA. NVIDIA’s annual Earth Day event takes place inside the main campus café.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11am-2:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, CA – Earth Day Peace and Social Justice Craft and Information Fair, co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Cool Planet Working Group, and Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 11am to 1pm, Silver Spring Networks, 555 Broadway Street, Redwood City. – is hosting their company-wide Earth Day event.

Raghavan Anand, CFO of One Million Lights, moderated the Social Innovation Panel at the Wharton Conference in San Francisco, April 5th, 2012.

This conference focused on social entrepreneurship, sustainability and social corporate responsibility.

Anna Sidana speaking at USC-Price School of Public Policy Forum, March 2, 2012.

This annual forum focused on environment and technology, and was held in San Francisco, CA.

Energizer Night Race – Dec 4

One Million Lights and Energizer are teaming up to host a series of Night Races. The race was in Las Vegas on December 4th, 2011.

Bonfire Heights Conference – Sept 23-25, 2011

Join Barrett Raftery, East Africa project leader for One Million Lights, at Bonfire Heights — a conference created to encourage entrepreneurship and movements towards social goodness.

Picnic By The Lake: Fundraiser for Japan – Sat, May 21, 2011

Join One Million Lights for an afternoon of hors d’ouvres and live music at Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center & Cafe in Mountain View, CA.  Proceeds fund solar lights for earthquake zones in Japan, where many clinics and medical centers are still without electricity.

One Million Lights Speaks at TEDxGunnHighSchool – Thurs, May 26, 2011

TEDxGunnHighSchool to Bring Together Students and Community. “Some of the best minds of our community will be on one stage. What more does one want?” ~Soham Tikekar, TEDxGunnHighSchool event coordinator.

Anna Sidana Speaking at Stanford Graduate School of Business – Thurs, Feb 10, 2011

Come hear Anna speak about transitioning from the for-profit to the non-profit sector, about life as a social entrepreneur and about why she believes that light is key to development.

Holiday Party with One Million Lights – Sun, Dec 5, 2010

Holiday Party with One Million Lights — Join us on Sunday, December 5 from 3-6pm in Palo Alto, CA to celebrate another year of One Million Lights programs. Donations will go towards funding solar light distribution projects.

Anna Sidana Speaking at IDCA Conference – Sat, Nov 20, 2010

India Development Coalition of America’s First West Regional Conference: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change in India will be at India Community Center in Milpitas.

Intuit Diwali Celebration – Wed, Nov 3, 2010

One Million Lights joining Intuit Employees in Celebrating Diwali — Wednesday, November 3 from 2:30-5pm at the Mountain View, CA campus. Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated in India by families placing lights and candles all over their homes. The event will open to all Intuit employees. The café will be decorated with lights and a beautiful design made of colored rice. Music, dancing, food, drinks and sweets for the employees to come and enjoy.

An Evening with One Million Lights in SF – Tues, Nov 2, 2010

An Evening with One Million Lights at Paragon in San Francisco. Join us on Tuesday, November 2, from 6-8pm for drinks and bites at Paragon, a trendy spot in San Francisco. We’ll have a free first glass of wine and plenty of complimentary appetizers waiting for you. Please bring friends! We suggest a $20 donation from all guests.