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

Access Now

To develop a new business model maximising alternative revenue streams and reducing reliance on philanthropic sources. Access Now advocates for human rights online and protects human rights defenders and activists by combining innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support through our 24/7 Digital Security Helpline.

University of the People (UoPeople)

To provide core support and scholarship support for University of the People, which is the first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, social, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies. The mission of UoPeople is to offer affordable, quality, online degree programs to qualified students worldwide.

Miracle Feet

To work with local implementing partner, the Zimbabwe Sustainable Clubfoot  Programme (ZSCP), to establish an effective and sustainable countrywide clubfoot treatment programme in Zimbabwe. The long-term goal is to eliminate clubfoot as a lifelong disabling condition in the country.

Habitat for Humanity NC

To facilitate increased housing production and neighbourhood revitalisation efforts by leveraging resources across the state of North Carolina. Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina is partnering with the State Employees Credit Union Foundation to launch the Mountains to Sea Challenge, in which Habitat affiliates will build at least 100 affordable homes, one in each of the 100 counties of the state.