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

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Grant Spotlight

St Katharine's the Danish Church in London

To support the renovation of the Danish Church in London, which is the only Danish church in London. For many Danes it is also a meeting place away from home where they participate in social, cultural and religious events. The Church is also used for Danish language classes for Danish children and adults.

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

To help Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity raise its profile and increase the number of families it cares for in northeast London and Essex in England. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is the leading charity in England, providing expert social palliative care to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. It supports around 2,000 families a year.

Public Impact, LLC

To conduct research to learn about closing and narrowing achievement gaps in low-poverty school districts in the US, with the eventual aim to implement a model in certain districts. Public Impact is a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which helps education leaders and policymakers improve student learning.

The Walking Classroom Institute

To provide core support to the TWC, an organisation based in North Carolina, the US, that provides resources to educators to engage students physically, mentally and  academically. With TWC materials, students take brisk 20-minute walks while listening to podcasts that are aligned with the common core standards for 4th and 5th grades. Students establish and maintain healthy lifestyle habits while building their health literacy and core content knowledge as they walk, listen and learn.