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

PAMS Foundation

To provide conservation support and develop solutions which help sustain biodiversity, wilderness habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities. PAMS plays a key strategic role in halting the decline of the elephant population nationally in Tanzania, through an intelligence-led approach. This approach will also be used in Southern Africa (Mozambique and South Africa).

Inyuat e MAA Organization

To improve biodiversity conservation and community livelihoods in the Masai Steppe landscape in Tanzania. This will be done by protecting critical corridors and dispersal  areas, creating greater resilience among pastoralists, reducing poaching and improving and diversifying natural resource-based livelihoods. MAA encourages communities to actively participate and engage in land and natural resource governance. It also promotes community-led conservation through environmental education and enhances local community capacity to mitigate negative impacts of climate change.

Environmental Investigation Agency (UK)

To assist in the disruption of major criminal syndicates trafficking ivory and encourage a more effective criminal justice response to the illegal ivory trade. This will be done across a range of national and intergovernmental enforcement agencies and non-traditional actors such as Financial Intelligence Units.

Elephant Action League

To investigate rhino horn trafficking in China and key transit countries. EAL’s investigations will help law enforcement agencies and the global conservation community protect rhinoceroses in Africa.