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

RADIX Fondation Suisse pour la promotion de la santé

To update the website  feel-ok.ch, which  provides health advice to  adolescents in the  German-speaking part of  Switzerland, and to  develop a version  suitable for smartphones  and tablets. RADIX is a  national competence  centre for the promotion,  development and  implementation of public  health measures and  plays an intermediary  role between the  Confederation, cantons  and municipalities.

Promundo US

To conduct research to  explore the role that  social norms play in  influencing the sexual  exploitation of children  and adolescents, with a  view to improving  programme and policy  work in Brazil and around  the world. Promundo  works in the fields of  advocacy, programme  development and applied  research on engaging  men and boys to promote  gender equality, improve  health, and end violence  against women and  children.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

To prevent the sexual  exploitation of children  by promoting innovative programming based on  social norm theory. The  Gender Violence and  Health Centre at the  London School of  Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine seeks to  broaden the partners  involved in the Learning  Initiative on Norms,  Exploitation and Abuse  (LINEA) Network and  move the agenda from  basic research to the  implementation and  evaluation of  interventions designed to  address sexual  exploitation in different  settings.

Human Rights Watch

To provide core support  to Human Rights Watch.  Human Rights Watch is a  not-for-profit  organisation made up of  400 staff members  around the globe.  It is an  independent,  international organisation  that works as part of a  vibrant movement to  uphold human dignity.