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

Focus on Labour Exploitation

To provide core support to FLEX, based in the UK, to enable it to make progress on its core mission of ending human trafficking for labour exploitation. This will be done by:  improving enforcement of labour rights standards in national and international trafficking responses; increasing recognition of victims of trafficking as individuals and rights-bearers; challenging policies, attitudes and practices that drive labour exploitation; and ensuring that FLEX is institutionally stronger and better able to serve the interests of actual and potential victims of trafficking for labour exploitation.

Women Win

To empower women in the global South by building cross-sector partnerships using an integrated, rights-based approach. This will influence local women’s organisations to design and implement programmes that are sustainable for women, business and society.

Women in Dialogue (for Women Against Rape - WAR)

To provide core support to WAR, enabling it to empower victims to be better informed, stronger and more confident advocates. WAR also works to improve access to justice for survivors of rape and domestic violence and supports women who have fled to  the UK to escape rape or domestic violence.

Women's Law Center

To provide core support to WLC to continue its work to ensure the protection of women's rights and help reduce violence against women in Moldova. WLC supports a human-rights based approach and strives for change at individual, community and systemic levels. It focuses on: policy advocacy, monitoring implementation of new laws and protection mechanisms; and providing legal services to women and children affected by domestic violence.