We are committed to improving Australian lives and giving back to the communities we live, work and play in.

About us

The Shine a Light Foundation was established by Shine in 2010 to create a philanthropic initiative that employees, suppliers and clients could contribute to in order to help make the world a better place.
The Shine a Light Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable organisations that have developed innovative and meaningful ways of making life better for people, particularly those that haven’t received a lot of exposure or support yet. When selecting our charity partners each year, we focus on charitable organisations that promote prevention, rehabilitation, education and safety programs for people impacted by injury, injustice and adversity.
Our people regularly champion the rights of disadvantaged Australians and fight for justice on their behalf, and we’ve been doing pro bono litigation in our local communities for over 40 years. The Shine a Light Foundation is just another way we demonstrate our commitment to improving Australian lives and give back to the communities we live, work and play in.
Shine Corporate provides legal and loss resolution services across Australia and New Zealand and includes the following companies:
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Our charity partners

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Our current charity partner

This year the Shine a Light Foundation has partnered with mindDog Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that assists mental health sufferers to procure, train and certify an assistance dog.

A mindDog provides vital support to people with mental health disorders whose lives are often compromised by anxiety and fear. With a trained mindDog by their side, those suffering from a mental illness gain the confidence to travel on public transport, access public places (e.g. shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals) and take part in social activities, allowing them to live a more autonomous life.

mindDog began with one woman and her dog and has since grown to an organisation with 12 volunteers and over 600 clients. Twelve months ago, mindDog closed their books to new clients because they couldn’t handle the demand for their services. With financial support from the Shine a Light Foundation they were able to reopen their books in September 2017 and have already received over 50 new client applications.

Who we support

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Last year, the Shine a Light Foundation made a community grant to SecondBite, an organisation that redistributes surplus fresh food to community food programs around Australia. Our donation provided 10,000 individual meals to people who need it most – the homeless, women and families in crisis, youth at risk, indigenous communities, asylum seekers and more.
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In 2015, we supported Hear for You, a not-for-profit organisation that supports deaf and hard of hearing teenagers at a critical time in their social development and education. Our support helped to fund a series of intensive mentoring workshops, e-mentoring and community programs in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
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The first recipient of our annual community grant was the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2014, a donation which helped them in their mission to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Contact us

For more information please contact: info@shinealight.org.au