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

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.

The Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital

To help launch the Dr. Robert Cantu Concussion Center to conduct research in the science of concussion management, return to play and inter-professional treatment protocols. The Center will also provide community education, timely health assessments, evidence-based recovery recommendations and treatment.

The Carlos Acosta International Dance Foundation

To establish an international dance school in Cuba for underprivileged gifted and talented dancers from across the globe. The Carlos Acosta International Dance Foundation has a vision to create a world-renowned centre of excellence to give training and education to young dancers who would otherwise not have the opportunity.