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

Civic Assistance Committee for refugees and forced migrants

To provide comprehensive support to asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants and internally displaced people in Moscow and the Moscow region. This will be done through socio-legal and medical clinics, shelters for women, education and adaptation centres for children and monitoring/research activities. The Civic Assistance Committee for Refugees was established in 1990 and provides legal and humanitarian assistance to persons seeking asylum or other kinds of protection status in Russia.

Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College

To support the development of forensic architecture techniques and their application to a range of human rights violations. Forensic Architecture is a research project and consultancy agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

To establish a leading cohort of international specialists to influence key policy makers and public discourse in support of civil society. A second aim of this project is to develop evidence-based strategies to address contemporary challenges to civic activism. These include reform of the dominant funding model, constituency engagement and regulatory reform.

Center for Civilians in Conflict

To influence  governments, international organisations and armed actors in conflict around the world to implement effective harm mitigation policies for civilians. This grant will also support CIVIC to establish the making of amends for collateral damage as a regular feature in the conduct of hostilities.