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

Tides Center

To create a continuum of sustainable and effective services for all Chapel Hill and Carrboro youth. For example, a website and mobile phone application will assist youth and parents in connecting to services. Youth Forward is a project of Tides Centre and works to increase human and organisational capacity building for not-for-profit organisations serving youth.

The Foundling Museum

To support the Foundling Museum in London to train young adults who grew up in institutional care to develop and deliver creative workshops at the Museum for children in care. Both the trainees and children will benefit from the project and will learn new skills and feel empowered. The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery. Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, the Museum celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children's lives for over 275 years.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

To develop an inpatient and outpatient programme to serve teenage burn survivors. The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will launch a pilot programme dedicated to meeting the complex health needs of teenagers for successful re-entry and adjustment into society after suffering a severe burn injury. The goal is to create a model other burn centres could use to serve teen populations.

Triangle Community Foundation

To build effective organisations based in the Triangle area of North Carolina by providing grant-making support for organisational assessments as well as designing and implementing organisational strengthening measures. Triangle Community Foundation is partnering with Oak Foundation to provide small grants and training opportunities.