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

European Implementation Network

To strengthen the role of civil society in the implementation of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights through the establishment of the European Implementation Network in Strasbourg.

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

To support the work of the ECRE, a network of over 90 non-governmental organisations in 38 European countries working to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons. All ECRE’s member organisations work on behalf of refugees and/or promote a humane asylum policy in European policies and  practice.

Human Rights First

To advocate for reform of the US immigration system to end arbitrary or abusive detention and reduce the asylum backlog. Human Rights First will also work to secure US  counter-terrorism policies on detention, detainee treatment, fair trials and targeted killing that are in line with human rights standards. Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organisation based in the US.

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

To hold perpetrators of serious human abuses to account through conventional or innovative legal means with a view to deterring future abuse, providing  justice and redress to those affected and developing the international legal framework against impunity. Based in  Berlin, ECCHR works with partners around the world on international crimes and accountability and business and human  rights, and runs a significant training programme for young lawyers.