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

Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises

To provide core support to FFC to enable it to offer technical and financial assistance to grassroots organisations promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls in the Democratic Republic of  the Congo. This grant will also advocate for a change in the status of women in society, for the restoration of peace and to strengthen the women's movement. FFC works to help mobilise financial resources to support women’s grassroots organisations, networks and groups, and to build their capacity.

Geneva University Hospitals, (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève)

To carry out a collaborative, community-based study to meet the needs of women experiencing ongoing psychological intimate partner violence. This study will help increase understanding around women's experiences of psychological intimate partner violence and how these experiences play out in daily relationship dynamics.

FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund

To provide core support to FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund, based in Canada. This grant will enable it to fund newly established young feminist-led initiatives. These initiatives pursue participatory grant-making processes that put funding decisions into the hands of applicants. FRIDA strengthens the capacity of young feminist  organisations to: leverage additional resources for their work; enhance their leadership and impact; and increase commitments of donors and allies to resourcing young feminist activism.

Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres

To provide FCAM with core support, strengthening its recognition as a leading feminist fund that builds women’s and feminist movements in Central America. Oak support will also enable FCAM to contribute to the increased recognition of women’s labour rights and improvement of working conditions in Guatemala’s maquila and domestic sectors.