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

Brazil Fund for Human Rights

To support the work of the Brazil Fund for Human Rights in its efforts to promote respect for human rights in Brazil, in particular to assist the Fund in strengthening its communications capacity and to support civil society organisations working in the area of criminal justice in Brazil.

Blue Earth Alliance

To raise awareness of the impact that immigration detention and flaws in detention procedures has on individuals. Photography and multimedia photo-essays, disseminated through exhibitions, publications, educational seminars and web-platforms will explore the multiple human rights vulnerabilities experienced by immigration detainees. The project will amplify the advocacy campaigns of collaborating international and regional activist networks working on detention.

Bail for Immigration Detainees

To challenge immigration detention in the UK through the provision of legal advice, information and representation to people held in immigration detention. BID is an  independent charity that provides a free bail service to detainees, including representation, legal advice, advocacy and policy work.

Asia Justice and Rights

To support victims of torture in Burma to develop strategies for healing and recovery and empower them to gain justice and reparations. AJAR is a regional organisation  working to increase the capacity of local and national actors in the fight against impunity in Asia.