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 are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager to join a team, working on the replacement of the current 10-year-old custom built Grants Management System (GMS). This is a major, high-profile undertaking, which impacts staff and trustees across the foundation, as well as Oak grantees. The project team is currently in the final stages of contracting with an external consulting firm to help assess the suitability of various options over the next year. Find out more here.





In our latest video, we speak to the team at Speak Out! in Bern, Switzerland, which works to give a voice to unaccompanied migrant minors seeking asylum.



View all our highlights here.


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.

Privacy Policy, Security Protocols and Terms of Use.


©2018 Oak Foundation. All rights reserved.


Our newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter. Read our previous newsletters.



General enquiries
For general enquiries, concerns, or further questions regarding the content in this website, please do not hesitate to contact the Communications Department.



Social Media




Privacy Policy, Security Protocols
and Terms of Use


©2018 Oak Foundation.
All rights reserved.



Privacy Policy, Security Protocols and Terms of Use.


©2018 Oak Foundation.
All rights reserved.