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

Education familiale

To strengthen the  educational skills of  parents and early  childhood professionals  in the French-speaking  part of Switzerland on  educating small children  on sexuality. This will be  done through workshops,  a parent and child café,  home visits and on-line  and phone counselling.

Child-to-Child Trust

To improve outcomes for  children and to ensure  accountability to children  and their families  through the  operationalisation and  full realisation of the  Child Abuse Programme’s  six principles. This goal  will be achieved by  providing training,  mentoring, peer support  and regional learning  opportunities to Oak  partners to strengthen  this work in Eastern  Africa and Eastern  Europe.

Bulgarian School of Politics ‘Dimitry Panitza’

To increase the level of  knowledge and skills of  the leadership group in  Bulgaria regarding child  rights and the  implications they have on  policies for children. The  Bulgarian School of  Politics works so that  children feel safe and  protected and their  voices are heard by the  policy and  decision-makers. The  proposed project focuses  on the group of political  and civic policy-makers.

Action for Self Reliance Organization

To strengthen the  protective environment  around children and  promote their wellbeing  in Hawassa city in  Ethiopia. Action for Self  Reliance aims to support  families and formal and  informal institutions to  protect children from  abuse and exploitation. It  does this by  strengthening the  economic situation of  families and a range of  actors in two parts of  Hawassa city.