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

New Teacher Center

To support NTC in identifying, piloting and evaluating the impact of teacher practices that support the academic and social-emotional success of students with learning differences. NTC will incorporate the most effective practices into their teacher and school leadership coaching products and services. This grant also provides match funding to NTC's Investing in Innovation grant from the US Federal Government.


To provide a one-year planning grant for Education Reimagined to: (1) design a convening in partnership with the Center for Individual Opportunity; (2) hold a convening of students; and (3) support a new staff member to identify and define learner-centred environments.

University of Washington Center for Game Science

To modify and test an internationally available technology platform to provide teachers with proven strategies and interventions in math. The platform will allow teachers to deploy real-time, in-class individualised support to ensure every student achieves key learning milestones. The University of Washington Center for Game Science will develop the technology and partner with the not-for-profit organisation Enlearn to pilot and test existing  products.


To provide core support to Transcend to design and scale up new school models in the US that better contribute to strong academic and social-emotional outcomes for all  learners, especially students who learn differently. Transcend’s mission is to cultivate students who will thrive in and transform the 21st Century.