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


  • Hailu is a father of three living in the northern city of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. During a discussion on fatherhood and what it means to be a father, he opened up about his own experiences.

  • “Travel to learn – return to inspire.” This is the motto of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, an organisation dedicated to funding British citizens to travel in other countries and return with innovative ideas than can benefit people across the United Kingdom.

  • Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day is a poignant worldwide event that brings together women from around the world to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality.

“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

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity Inc

To provide core support  to CGBD, based in the US,  which seeks to create a  strong and effective  funding community  committed to combating  climate change and  building a clean energy  economy. Within the  context of its Climate and  Energy Funders Group  sub-programme, CGBD  will: build knowledge and  promote learning,  information sharing and  dialogue; facilitate funder  coordination and  grant-making; and  sustain and build the  field of climate and  energy philanthropy.

Center for Auto Safety, The

To fight global warming  by holding the US  Government to account  on climate law; to push  car-makers to make  clean cars and embrace  sensible environmental  policies; and to urge  consumers to make  cleaner, healthier   transport choices. The  Center for Auto Safety  provides consumers with  a voice for auto safety in  the United States.

Tulip Foundation

To bring together health,  education, and welfare  services for young,  pre-school children in  Bulgaria. This programme  will also fill a gap in the  area of early childhood  development. It will  promote the prevention  of violence and neglect  and serve as a  gate-keeping instrument  for children at risk of  being abandoned, by  building parental  capacities and the ability  of communities to  protect children.

Terre des Hommes International Federation

To support the  development of a set of  common principles for  those working on the  protection, rights and  development of children  on the move. This will  serve to improve the  quality of programming,  accountability, advocacy  and communication.  IFTDH’s mission is to  work for the rights of  children and for  development, free from  racial, religious, political,  cultural or gender-based  discrimination.