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

Iredell-Statesville Schools

To strengthen structures in the Iredell–Statesville School System in North Carolina and provide sustained professional development for coaches and teachers. This will help continue increasing the academic achievement of all students and decreasing the achievement gap. Implementation of Multi-Tier System of Supports, growing effective Professional Learning Communities and providing ongoing targeted professional development will continue to be the three key strategies of the work.

Fana Association for Individuals with Learning and Communication Difficulties

To provide core support to FAILCD, an organisation based in Ethiopia that provides training to educators and clinical services to children with learning differences such as dyslexia. FAILCD is based in the capital Addis Ababa and provides services throughout the country.


To support educators to redesign US schools around the principles of Next Generation Learning, which support student-centred, personalised and competency-based  learning aligned to new definitions of student success. Next Generation Learning is a project funded through Educause, a US membership-based education organisation. The My Ways project developed by Next Generation Learning, has consolidated five years of school-based research to identify these practices. This grant will support the  integration of the My Ways work into an information management platform available to public schools in 32 states.

Ontario College of Art and Design University

To support OCAD’s Inclusive Design Research Centre to design a “Social Justice Repair Kit”, which will include online open-source, free-of-charge tools for youth organisations to create events. It will also include project-based learning opportunities designed to support the engagement of all learners. This Repair Kit will foster global  re-engagement of marginalised or at-risk youth who have learning differences and provide collaboration and organisational support for participants in social justice or youth action groups internationally.