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

Centro das Mulheres do Cabo (CMC)

To provide core support to CMC to advance its objectives, which include empowering women to confront violence and to defend human rights in the area of the Industrial Port  Complex of Suape, Brazil. This will be done by providing training and increasing their participation in political and democratic decision making. The Women's Center of Cabo is a feminist organisation founded in 1984.

ActionAid Netherlands

To initiate a movement of concerned citizens in Recife, Brazil to interact with local governments to transform the city into a caring, enabling and safe environment.   ActionAid Netherlands will push for more investment in public services and a central role for women and youth in the design and decision-making processes of urban  planning.

Fund For Global Human Rights

To provide grants to three organisations - Border Network of Human Rights, Colibri Centre for Human Rights and Detention Watch Network - working on human rights issues in the context of harsh immigration enforcement and detention in the US. A fourth grant will support the Fund for Global Human Rights’ work to protect the enabling environment for civil society.

Global Dialogue

To support the Thomas Paine Initiative, a donor collaborative that works to increase public support for human rights and to prevent attacks on human rights legislation in the United Kingdom. Global  Dialogue is a London-based charity that promotes human rights and social change through innovative and collaborative philanthropy.