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

Open Briefing

To provide core support for Open Briefing; to establish new business areas including a security unit, a training  unit, and the development and expansion of the existing  intelligence unit; to provide up to eight subsidised assignments to IHRP grantees addressing security training and threat assessments. Open Briefing seeks to keep those striving to make the world a better place “safe and informed”.  It provides innovative intelligence and research services to aid agencies, human rights groups, civil society organisations and concerned citizens.

Nucleo de Preservacao da Memoria Politica

To establish a functioning, sustainable human rights museum and education centre in a former military court in central Sao Paulo in Brazil. This will assure victim participation and provide curatorial and business expertise in the design and execution of the project.

Death Penalty Project Ltd

To promote and protect the human rights of people sentenced to the death penalty, in particular by challenging the arbitrary imposition of the death penalty resulting from the violation of due process  guarantees. The DPP provides free legal representation and assistance to people facing the death penalty and seeks to promote its restriction in line with international minimum legal requirements.

Crisis Action

To provide core support to Crisis Action to continue its work in increasing the impact of joint civil society responses to armed conflict. Working with more than 60 partners globally, Crisis Action will  coordinate strategic coalition campaigns and advocacy to ensure governments take action to protect civilian populations at risk of human rights violations. Crisis Action is an international organisation that works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict.