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.

Child Abuse
Housing and Homelessness
International Human Rights
Issues Affecting Women
Learning Differences
Special Interest
Joint India Programme


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead,
Cultural anthropologist and author

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Grant Spotlight

Gabinete de Assessoria Juridica as Organizacoes Populares

To provide core support to improve citizen security in both the public and private sphere, as well as to implement a revised five-year strategic plan.

WWF Brazil

To support the development of a mobile app in Brazil to monitor the Aedes Aegypt mosquito, which transmits Dengue fever and the Chikungnuya and Zika virus. The tool will be aimed at students, feminists groups and community-based organisations in particular. The app will be tested in Rio Branco, capital of Acre State, and a scoping study will be done in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco State.

SOS CORPO Instituto Feminista para a Democracia

To provide core support to the mission of SOS CORPO in Recife, Brazil to promote women’s rights and gender equality. This grant will also contribute to building a just,  democratic and equitable society. With this grant, it aims to strengthen women's movements locally, nationally, regionally and internationally to support the implementation of  public policies that will help overcome socio-economic inequalities. This grant includes support for the creation of the Pernambuco Women’s Movement Support Fund that will be re-granted by SOS CORPO to strengthen local grassroots groups.

Nucleo de Apoio à Pesquisa e Educação Continuada

To provide management support to Oak Foundation and its Joint Brazil Programme. This will include: office space, office materials and services; a meeting room and conference room; support for travel and logistics; a finance system for project management; payments to consultants and IT support.