LATEST NEWS: Our 2018 Annual Report is out. You can download it here.


Prevent Child
Sexual Abuse

Building a world together

where children can thrive.


Grants in 2018:

34 grants totalling
USD 26.15 million.

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Building a clean energy future, maintaining the health of the oceans and stopping the illegal trade in wildlife.

Grants in 2018:
57 grants totalling
USD 44.35 million.

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Climate Change
Marine Conservation
Wildlife Conservation 
  and Trade



In all our work we pursue rights-based approaches, gender equality and  partnership with organisation we fund.

We support civil society as a pillar of democracy and justice and nurture innovation and visionary leadership within it. We value diversity both within Oak and among our partners; we seek to be inclusive, flexible and engage with different points of view. We believe that the best grant-making reflects both careful due diligence and the willingness to take risks.


Read more about our values here.


We currently have the following openings:


Programme Officer Campaigns, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme - Based in Geneva, Switzerland or Chapel Hill, United States.


Programme Associate, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme / Solutions and Advancing Action Team - Based in Geneva, Switzerland


Campaigns Leader, Environment Programme - Based in Geneva, Switzerland


Programme Officer, Wildlife Conservation and Trade, Environment Programme - Based in London, United Kingdom


For more information please visit our career page here.




For more than a century, Good Shepherd Services (GSS) has helped families in New York thrive through some of the most difficult challenges. We are proud to announce a new USD 10 million grant which will help GSS reach an additional 10,000 people a year over the next five years. Sr LoMonaco has worked 50 years for GSS. Watch the video to find out more.





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Our mission

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

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