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

The African Wildlife Foundation

To help protect elephant populations in Mana Pools National Park and the Lower Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe, Africa by strengthening ranger capacity, supporting park management, investing in core infrastructure and establishing robust monitoring systems. The project addresses the threats that poaching operations pose to the park and surrounding landscape, thereby helping ensure the viability of one of Africa's most important elephant populations.


To expand the Turn2us helpline to prevent and reduce homelessness, poverty and destitution by providing specialist, targeted and timely information and guidance. Turn2us will also analyse data and findings to inform policy work to improve services for those in financial hardship. Turn2us is a leading charity working to alleviate poverty in the UK.

The Queen's Nursing Institute

To develop a homeless health programme to support community nurses based in the UK to develop knowledge, skills, resources and services to improve care for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. The QNI is dedicated to improving care for patients and their families and carers in the home and community, by increasing the provision, quality and effectiveness of community nursing services.

The Plural Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies

To support research on the breadth, drivers and impact of homelessness in Moldova. The study will be carried out by an independent consultant who will conduct interviews with homeless people, engage with relevant NGOs and stakeholders, and analyse relevant legislation. This will produce a comprehensive piece of research that will inform HHP’s strategy on Moldova.