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

World Resources Institute

To provide support to WRI India to help two cities draft proposals that incorporate best practices and initiatives to make public transport safer and more equitable for women. WRI is a global research  organisation that envisions an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resources.


To support Upstream and a collaborative of US-based groups to build a broader and more effective North American movement to solve plastic pollution. UPSTREAM is dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable and equitable society by addressing the root causes of environmental harm. It aims to advance sustainability, end plastic pollution and reduce climate disruption through product-focused environmental policies.

Tides Canada Foundation

To enable Inuit leaders, institutions and coastal communities to express their priorities in fostering marine stewardship and resilience to climate change in the Canadian  Arctic. Tides Canada Foundation will work with community partners to develop new models for sustainable livelihoods that increase their capacity for marine stewardship and climate change adaptation. The grant will also provide sustaining membership support to the Arctic Funders Collaborative.

SELCO Foundation

To develop affordable,  innovative and long-term  financing tools for  energy services for those  living in poverty and  outside the “energy net”  in India. The grant will  also focus on analysing  policies, programmes and  regulatory mechanisms  and develop a framework  to evaluate their social  inclusiveness through the  lens of energy access  and need.