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

Annual Report

Grant Spotlight

Fund For Global Human Rights

To provide grants to three organisations - Border Network of Human Rights, Colibri Centre for Human Rights and Detention Watch Network - working on human rights issues in the context of harsh immigration enforcement and detention in the US. A fourth grant will support the Fund for Global Human Rights’ work to protect the enabling environment for civil society.

Global Dialogue

To support the Thomas Paine Initiative, a donor collaborative that works to increase public support for human rights and to prevent attacks on human rights legislation in the United Kingdom. Global  Dialogue is a London-based charity that promotes human rights and social change through innovative and collaborative philanthropy.

Zoological Society of London, The

To realise the potential for growth of both black rhino and elephant populations in the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya. This will be done by: developing the rhino programme together with Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS); securing Tsavo’s elephant population by providing intelligence on threats; and providing anti-poaching support to KWS by developing rapid-response teams and improved proactive law enforcement in target areas.

Zoological Society of London, The

To support a campaign calling on the UK government to support a global ban on domestic ivory markets and take the necessary steps to close the UK market.