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


  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on 10 December, 1948 as the first global attempt to define the inalienable rights of human beings in the grim aftermath of World War II.

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  • The death penalty, torture, drone strikes, secret prisons, Guantánamo Bay – these are just some of the human rights challenges that Reprieve tackles regularly.

“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

Annual Report

Grant Spotlight

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

To provide core support to the BHC in support of its efforts to improve respect for human rights in Bulgaria, with a particular focus upon the rights of individuals in closed institutions. The BHC was established in 1992 as an independent non-governmental organisation for the protection of human rights.

Center for Justice and International Law

To contribute to the full enjoyment of human rights in the Americas through the effective use of the tools of the Inter-American System of Human Rights. The Center for Justice and International Law was established in 1991 by a group of prominent Latin American Human Rights  Defenders seeking to improve the regional human rights situation through the use of international law.

Association for Child and Family Empowerment "Ave Copiii"

To conduct a survey on the risks that adolescents face in Chisinau, Moldova and, based on the results, facilitate services to fill the identified gaps and meet the needs. The survey will be conducted among adolescents aged 10-18 years, carers and professionals from the fields of education, health, child protection and the police. Ave Copiii is an organisation dedicated to protecting the rights of all children and fighting for a world where each child can grow up in a safe family environment.

Association against Violence “Casa Marioarei”

To provide core support to Casa Marioarei enabling it to provide quality legal, psychological, medical and shelter services for women and children victims of domestic violence in  Moldova.