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


  • Hailu is a father of three living in the northern city of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. During a discussion on fatherhood and what it means to be a father, he opened up about his own experiences.

  • “Travel to learn – return to inspire.” This is the motto of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, an organisation dedicated to funding British citizens to travel in other countries and return with innovative ideas than can benefit people across the United Kingdom.

  • Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day is a poignant worldwide event that brings together women from around the world to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality.

“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

Impact Mapper, PBC

To further develop the Impact Mapper online tool for tracking trends in  social change. Many civil  society organisations,  including IAWP grantees,  struggle to access,  standardise and communicate the results and impact they are  helping create. Impact Mapper works to address this.

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)

To provide GAATW with  core support, enabling it  to make progress on its  key strategic objectives.  These include: increasing  accountability of all  anti-trafficking  stakeholders; improving  access to justice and  combating all forms of  discrimination against  victims of trafficking;  empowering women in  the context of labour  migration; and  addressing emerging and  cutting edge issues  through research and  publications. GAATW will  also strive to become  stronger organisationally  to better support its  worldwide network of  over 100 organisational  members.

UK Community Foundations

To support local groups  in specified locations in  the UK who welcome and  support refugees and  asylum seekers into their  local communities,  through existing or new  services. UK Community Foundations (UKCF) is an umbrella organisation for  community foundations,  providing philanthropic advice to clients and delivering UK-wide grant  programmes.

SIFA Fireside

To enable Sifa Fireside, a  key organisation working in Birmingham’s  homelessness sector, to  become more sustainable, by implementing a strategic business plan to enhance  and expand its training  function. SIFA Fireside  works to improve health and inclusion for  homeless people.