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

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To support the development of an online platform and the  provision of  technology-enabled  professional development for teachers seeking to create blended learning  environments that support the learning success of all students, especially those who learn differently. This project will promote the expanded use of  PowerMyLearning’s  Blended Instruction Framework (BIF) – which  was developed with Oak  support – by training teachers in more than 100 schools. It will also make the BIF freely available to teachers and teacher coaches nationwide.

Education First

To design and execute a  consortium for Learning  Differences Programme  grantees in early 2017 in  the US, and to support  the programme in broadening its work around communications, evaluation and network building. Education First is a US-based national  organisation which partners with practitioners, policy-makers, funders and advocates to design and accelerate policies and plans that help all young people succeed in college, careers and life.

Center for Individual Opportunity

To provide core support to the CIO, a not-for-profit, US-based organisation committed to maximising individual opportunity through  deeper scientific understanding. It also  aims to transform the US education system, improve academic and social outcomes and expand the promise of  opportunity in modern society.

Hope and Homes for Children

To create the conditions for the development of  alternative care for children in the state of  Jharkhand. This will be done by raising awareness of the harmful impact of institutional care in order to consolidate professional, political and financial support for the development of alternative care in the state.