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

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

To work towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation will provide care and treatment services to HIV-positive mothers and reduce HIV/AIDS-related illness and death among women and children, so that more children will be born free of HIV and live healthy lives.

Bridge II Sports

To provide core support to BIIS, which works to help children and adults with physical disabilities discover and build their confidence, self-esteem and tenacity through sports. BIIS collaborates with community partners throughout the region and state to provide equipment, coaching, team coordination and play space so that people of all ages and abilities can participate in team and individual sports.


To help young people suspended from school (ages 11-21) in Orange County to cultivate skills for personal growth and success in a supportive environment. Boomerang works to reconnect middle and high school youth who have disengaged from school and community. Youth attend the programme: (1) if they have been suspended short-term from school; and (2) for afterschool support programming, which includes community service projects, drop-in brief crisis counselling, life skills workshops and tutoring.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

To establish a programme called 'Ballet Now' which will support ballet choreographers, composers and designers to create new work. The programme will give participants the creative freedom, artistic opportunity and career-enhancing knowledge of creating ballet within a large-scale ballet company. It will also result in new ballets for audiences in the UK and around the world to enjoy.