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

Center for Auto Safety, The

To fight global warming  by holding the US  Government to account  on climate law; to push  car-makers to make  clean cars and embrace  sensible environmental  policies; and to urge  consumers to make  cleaner, healthier   transport choices. The  Center for Auto Safety  provides consumers with  a voice for auto safety in  the United States.

Tulip Foundation

To bring together health,  education, and welfare  services for young,  pre-school children in  Bulgaria. This programme  will also fill a gap in the  area of early childhood  development. It will  promote the prevention  of violence and neglect  and serve as a  gate-keeping instrument  for children at risk of  being abandoned, by  building parental  capacities and the ability  of communities to  protect children.

Terre des Hommes International Federation

To support the  development of a set of  common principles for  those working on the  protection, rights and  development of children  on the move. This will  serve to improve the  quality of programming,  accountability, advocacy  and communication.  IFTDH’s mission is to  work for the rights of  children and for  development, free from  racial, religious, political,  cultural or gender-based  discrimination.

RADIX Fondation Suisse pour la promotion de la santé

To update the website  feel-ok.ch, which  provides health advice to  adolescents in the  German-speaking part of  Switzerland, and to  develop a version  suitable for smartphones  and tablets. RADIX is a  national competence  centre for the promotion,  development and  implementation of public  health measures and  plays an intermediary  role between the  Confederation, cantons  and municipalities.