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

Global Environmental Institute

To assist and accelerate China’s economic transition towards a low-carbon development path and to guide the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Initiative in a green and sustainable direction. This will help China and the OBOR countries to achieve their climate change commitments. The project also seeks to facilitate the phasing-out of ivory trade in China.

Global Call for Climate Action

To design and launch targeted public campaign actions. This grant will help connect, empower and engage ‘new entrants’ to the climate movement in strategic climate action  globally, through a network offering content and tools tailored to their needs. The GCCA is a network of not-for-profit organisations working to mobilise civil society in support of urgent climate action.

Fundação Getulio Vargas - Centro de Estudos em Sustentabilidade

To develop a framework for the development of urban mobility in Brazil. This will include infrastructure, vehicles, fiscal benefits, specific regulation and other issues necessary to promote mass transit, motorised and non-motorised individual transport. The project will focus on two metropolitan regions – São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

European Climate Foundation

To support civil society to produce concrete plans to ensure their countries meet climate obligations and help achieve overall global climate goals.