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

OutRight Action International

To advance development of LGBTI rights at the UN; to domesticate those gains at the national level; to pursue comprehensive capacity building of LGBTI groups in the Caribbean; to minimise violence directed towards those same Caribbean groups through training of police and law enforcement officials.

Parliamentarians for Global Action

To mobilise and amplify influential parliamentary voices supporting the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation and the repeal of laws criminalising same-sex relationships. This grant will also support the ratification and domestic implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and support the institutional development of  Parliamentarians for Global Action.


To conduct strategic litigation and advocacy to uphold and strengthen the prohibition on torture internationally. This grant will work to hold governments and individuals who perpetrate torture to account and to build the capacity of local partners to seek domestic remedies for torture. Redress is a London-based human rights organisation that  helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

To mitigate the risk of violence to youth aged 15-24 in Tanzanian households. The project will examine the potential for cash plus interventions to facilitate safe, healthy and  productive transitions to adulthood. This will be built within the government’s existing cash transfer programme, enabling the inclusion and empowerment of youth.