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

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

To develop and evaluate the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC-ed) in its support of teachers and administrators serving students with learning differences in all educational settings. The focus will be on: developing, piloting and disseminating a MOOC for students; continued updating of MOOC; sponsoring a convening on personalised learning; and developing a resource hub to serve the field.

NEO Philanthropy

To establish a functional global partnership to end violence against children and a multi-donor collaborative to prevent all forms of violence against children within the Sustainable Development Goal framework. The Network of European Foundations is an operational platform that seeks to develop joint initiatives between foundations and other actors. It supports projects in several fields – social inclusion, democracy and international development – in Europe and the world.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

To plan the design, pilot and evaluation of a "cash plus" intervention within the context of Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net Programme. UNICEF aims to identify and adapt a component that may help facilitate safe transitions to adulthood, including reducing the risk of HIV infection and the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and adolescents.