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

For Our Children Foundation

To reduce the  vulnerability of young  children to violence and  abuse within the family  and in care settings that  make up part of the  public healthcare system  in Bulgaria. The project  includes nationwide  research and the  introduction of pilot  services, as well as the  development and the  adoption by the Council  of Ministers of an early  childhood development  policy that is  family-oriented and  based on child rights  principles.

Education familiale

To strengthen the  educational skills of  parents and early  childhood professionals  in the French-speaking  part of Switzerland on  educating small children  on sexuality. This will be  done through workshops,  a parent and child café,  home visits and on-line  and phone counselling.

Child-to-Child Trust

To improve outcomes for  children and to ensure  accountability to children  and their families  through the  operationalisation and  full realisation of the  Child Abuse Programme’s  six principles. This goal  will be achieved by  providing training,  mentoring, peer support  and regional learning  opportunities to Oak  partners to strengthen  this work in Eastern  Africa and Eastern  Europe.

Bulgarian School of Politics ‘Dimitry Panitza’

To increase the level of  knowledge and skills of  the leadership group in  Bulgaria regarding child  rights and the  implications they have on  policies for children. The  Bulgarian School of  Politics works so that  children feel safe and  protected and their  voices are heard by the  policy and  decision-makers. The  proposed project focuses  on the group of political  and civic policy-makers.