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


To document and expose human rights violations and other systemic abuses in some of the world’s most oppressive and violent regimes. Videre builds sustainable activist  networks, gives them the equipment and training necessary to document abuses safely and effectively, and shares this footage with key stakeholders that can effect change.

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee

To facilitate accountability, truth seeking, preservation of accurate historical memory and reconciliation in the North Caucasus. The project will secure the safekeeping and  presentation of records of historical and legal value, including through a public website that mirrors information kept in the confidential online database and promoting it through independent media and social networks.

Women's Refugee Commission

To ensure that every migrant in the US, particularly women,children and families, have full access to legal protection and safety as provided by the Refugee Convention and  international human rights standards. WRC's Migrant Rights and Justice Program monitors immigration detention facilities' conditions, undertakes advocacy based on  policy and legal reviews and research into Alternatives to  Detention, and provides technical assistance to federal agencies and community organisations.

Southern Africa Litigation Centre

To fight impunity for gross human rights violation in Africa and worldwide through strategic litigation. Based in Johannesburg, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes human rights and the rule of law through litigation supportand training.