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

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)

To provide GAATW with core support, enabling it to make progress on its key strategic objectives. These include: increasing accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders; improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination against victims of trafficking; empowering women in the context of labour migration; and addressing emerging and cutting edge issues through research and publications. GAATW will also strive to become stronger organisationally to better support its worldwide network of over 100 organisational members.

UK Community Foundations

To support local groups in specified locations in the UK who welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers into their local communities, through existing or new services. UK Community Foundations (UKCF) is an umbrella organisation for community foundations, providing philanthropic advice to clients and delivering UK-wide grant programmes.

SIFA Fireside

To enable Sifa Fireside, a key organisation working in Birmingham’s homelessness sector, to become more sustainable, by implementing a strategic business plan to enhance and expand its training function. SIFA Fireside works to improve health and inclusion for homeless people.

Housing Justice

To establish a London hosting scheme, coordinated by HJ, which will provide short-term accommodation for migrants and support to help resolve their immigration issues. HJ is a UK-wide membership organisation of church-based night shelters, drop-in centres, day centres, housing associations and individuals. It seeks to prevent homelessness and improve living conditions.