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

Federação de Órgãos para Assistência Social e Educacional

To support FASE to develop policies and support for participation of youth at the Youth Policy Forum and to participate, develop and implement ‘rights to the city’ policies in Brazil.

ELAS Social Investment Fund

To support a process to integrate a gender perspective into ongoing discussions in Brazil around mobility and the right to the city. ELAS will use its positioning as the only women’s fund in Brazil to host a series of convenings and dialogue sessions with relevant groups. The aim is to build bridges between women’s rights organisations and  groups working on mobility and build a knowledge base to make progress on these issues.


To assist a broad-based civil society coalition in Brazil to conduct legal research, with a view to filing a complaint in the Supreme court challenging the government’s response to its climate change obligations.

Centro Popular de Direitos Humanos

To secure the rights of Recife’s disadvantaged communities with respect to urban development, housing, employment and participation. CPDH empowers local communities through the provision of legal services and conducts campaigns and advocates on their behalf. Its actions are the result of the collective efforts of volunteer activists.