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 Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

To provide core support to the European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence to improve the safety of women and their children at risk from violence. The Network does this by working with those that perpetrate violence, mainly men, helping them understand impacts and consequences of violence on their partners and children, fostering empathy, accountability and motivation to change.

Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Acción Psicosocial (ECAP)

To support the Alianza Rompiendo el Silencio to follow up on the guilty verdict of the Sepur Zaro case, a landmark trial, charging two former military officers with sexual slavery inflicted during Guatemala’s civil war. This grant will also support the institutional strengthening of Alianza.

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.