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


  • Today – 1 December – is World AIDS Day. Huge strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS over the past decade, but on World AIDS Day the public and governments are reminded that the disease is by no means gone.

  • Every week we will introduce you to one of our directors who will describe their department’s strategy.

    This week, meet Vinit Rishi, the director of Administration.

  • A recent study by the Swiss state secretariat for migrants estimates that there are 76,000 illegal immigrants (known as sans-papiers) living in Switzerland, of whom 43 per cent come from South and Central America.

“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.