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

Movimento de Pimpadores

To support the establishment of the organisation Movimento dos Pimpadores in Brazil, which aims to bring recognition and value to independent waste collectors by involving artists and volunteers.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

To develop urban mobility and mass transportation guidelines to support the expansion of ‘Minha Casa Minha Vida’ in the Recife Metropolitan area in Brazil. This grant will  help to ensure that quality and environmentally-friendly mobility services and infrastructure are delivered to the most vulnerable populations.

Graduate Institute Geneva

To establish a merit-based internship programme within the Joint Brazil Programme. Interns will be Master students at the Graduate Institute in Geneva with an interest in dynamics concerning civil society, human rights and the urban environment in Brazil.

Fundo Socioambiental CASA

To support 150 projects working on issues related to land management, urban rights, the right to the city, urban mobility, social participation and  food security in Recife.