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

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Grant Spotlight

Center for Creative Leadership

To support the design, testing and prototyping of two digital leadership development resources that will incorporate existing tools from CCL’s early leadership curriculum.  These resources will be targeted at youth and young adults and will be accessible to diverse learners, available on demand throughout the world and affordable. CCL will partner with several Oak grantees to ensure that youth voices and feedback are incorporated into this iterative design process.

CAST Resources Inc.

To support CAST, a US-based centre, in partnership with the UDL - Implementation Research Network, to create an online system for training and certification in Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  This system will be available to all public education systems, schools and educators from pre-school to adult learning. This will ensure the high quality implementation of UDL and a continuous professional development model that results in micro-credentials and certifications for all users.

New Teacher Center

To support NTC in identifying, piloting and evaluating the impact of teacher practices that support the academic and social-emotional success of students with learning differences. NTC will incorporate the most effective practices into their teacher and school leadership coaching products and services. This grant also provides match funding to NTC's Investing in Innovation grant from the US Federal Government.


To provide a one-year planning grant for Education Reimagined to: (1) design a convening in partnership with the Center for Individual Opportunity; (2) hold a convening of students; and (3) support a new staff member to identify and define learner-centred environments.