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

Promundo US

To conduct research to  explore the role that  social norms play in  influencing the sexual  exploitation of children  and adolescents, with a  view to improving  programme and policy  work in Brazil and around  the world. Promundo  works in the fields of  advocacy, programme  development and applied  research on engaging  men and boys to promote  gender equality, improve  health, and end violence  against women and  children.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

To prevent the sexual  exploitation of children  by promoting innovative programming based on  social norm theory. The  Gender Violence and  Health Centre at the  London School of  Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine seeks to  broaden the partners  involved in the Learning  Initiative on Norms,  Exploitation and Abuse  (LINEA) Network and  move the agenda from  basic research to the  implementation and  evaluation of  interventions designed to  address sexual  exploitation in different  settings.

Human Rights Watch

To provide core support  to Human Rights Watch.  Human Rights Watch is a  not-for-profit  organisation made up of  400 staff members  around the globe.  It is an  independent,  international organisation  that works as part of a  vibrant movement to  uphold human dignity.

For Our Children Foundation

To reduce the  vulnerability of young  children to violence and  abuse within the family  and in care settings that  make up part of the  public healthcare system  in Bulgaria. The project  includes nationwide  research and the  introduction of pilot  services, as well as the  development and the  adoption by the Council  of Ministers of an early  childhood development  policy that is  family-oriented and  based on child rights  principles.