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

Cepia Citizenship, Study, Research, Information and Action

To provide a small grant to CEPIA, enabling it to strengthen the link between the Zika virus and the sexual and reproductive rights of women in Brazil. CEPIA will collaborate and provide input into the creation of the mobile app, AeTrapp, which is intended to empower citizens to play a leading role in monitoring mosquito infestation rates.

Cepia Citizenship, Study, Research, Information and Action

To support CEPIA’s mission to promote human and citizenship rights especially among groups historically excluded from exercising their full citizenship in Brazil. Working from a gender perspective and within a human rights framework, CEPIA focuses on advocacy to advance women's rights and gender equality. CEPIA’s priority areas are: violence against women, access to justice for victims, sexual and reproductive health and women’s empowerment.

Bulgarian Fund for Women

To provide core support to the Bulgarian Fund for Women, enabling it to advance its mission of empowering women and girls. The Fund does this by building women’s movements and developing feminist philanthropy for social change. It raises funds and gives grants to local organisations working to advance women’s and girls’ rights, eliminate gender stereotypes, gender-based violence and discrimination, and achieve gender equality in all spheres of life and promote social change.

Ashiana Network

To provide core support to the Ashiana Network, so that it can provide support services to South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women in the UK who are experiencing domestic  violence or sexual violence. Ashiana provides housing and support to women and girls experiencing domestic and sexual violence.