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

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Grant Spotlight

Terre des Hommes International Federation

To support the development of a set of common principles for those working on the protection, rights and development of children on the move. This will serve to improve the quality of programming,  accountability, advocacy and communication. IFTDH’s mission is to work for the rights of children and for development, free from racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.

RADIX Fondation Suisse pour la promotion de la santé

To update the website feel-ok.ch, which provides health advice to adolescents in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and to develop a version suitable for smartphones and tablets. RADIX is a national competence centre for the promotion, development and implementation of public health measures and plays an intermediary role between the Confederation, cantons and municipalities.

Promundo US

To conduct research to explore the role that social norms play in influencing the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, with a view to improving programme and policy work in Brazil and around the world. Promundo works in the fields of advocacy, programme development and applied research on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality, improve health, and end violence against women and children.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

To prevent the sexual exploitation of children by promoting innovative programming based on social norm theory. The Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine seeks to broaden the partners involved in the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) Network and move the agenda from basic research to the  implementation and evaluation of interventions designed to address sexual exploitation in different settings.