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

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation

To provide support to Project Achieve to teach high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina the skills needed to transition to independent adult living from school. Project Achieve partners with a local university to provide paid integrated employment and life skills training during the final two years of high school.

Women's Law Center

To improve the overall response to domestic violence in Moldova by strengthening a network of civil society organisations to enable improved coordination, increased capacities and collective advocacy. WLC works to reduce domestic violence and violence against women in Moldova.

European Climate Foundation

To support the efforts of the ECF as it engages with not-for-profit organisations, businesses and governments to balance the competitiveness, sustainability and security of energy supply. This will help Europe to transition to a clean energy economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 per cent by 2050. ECF is a philanthropic initiative to promote climate and energy policies that reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help it to play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.

Bureau International Catholique de l'Enfance

To prevent the sexual abuse of children and to provide the best care to survivors through participation, the promotion of resilience and the development of child-friendly environments. Founded in 1948, the Bureau International Catholique de l'Enfance works to protect the rights and dignity of children.