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

DeSmog Canada

To provide core support  to DeSmogBlog in  Canada. DeSmog is an  independent online  media house that  engages in investigative  journalism, reporting and  analysis on the issues  affecting the climate  change debate in North  America.

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity Inc

To provide core support  to CGBD, based in the US,  which seeks to create a  strong and effective  funding community  committed to combating  climate change and  building a clean energy  economy. Within the  context of its Climate and  Energy Funders Group  sub-programme, CGBD  will: build knowledge and  promote learning,  information sharing and  dialogue; facilitate funder  coordination and  grant-making; and  sustain and build the  field of climate and  energy philanthropy.

Center for Auto Safety, The

To fight global warming  by holding the US  Government to account  on climate law; to push  car-makers to make  clean cars and embrace  sensible environmental  policies; and to urge  consumers to make  cleaner, healthier   transport choices. The  Center for Auto Safety  provides consumers with  a voice for auto safety in  the United States.

Tulip Foundation

To bring together health, education, and welfare services for young, pre-school children in Bulgaria. This programme will also fill a gap in the area of early childhood development. It will promote the prevention of violence and neglect and serve as a gate-keeping instrument for children at risk of being abandoned, by building parental capacities and the ability of communities to protect children.