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

Human Rights Watch

To provide core support to Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is a not-for-profit organisation made up of 400 staff members around the globe. It is an independent, international organisation that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity.

For Our Children Foundation

To reduce the vulnerability of young children to violence and abuse within the family and in care settings that make up part of the public healthcare system in Bulgaria. The project includes nationwide research and the introduction of pilot services, as well as the development and the adoption by the Council of Ministers of an early childhood development policy that is family-oriented and based on child rights principles.

Education familiale

To strengthen the educational skills of parents and early childhood professionals in the French-speaking part of Switzerland on educating small children on sexuality. This will be done through workshops, a parent and child café, home visits and on-line and phone counselling.

Child-to-Child Trust

To improve outcomes for children and to ensure accountability to children and their families through the operationalisation and full realisation of the Child Abuse Programme’s six principles. This goal will be achieved by providing training, mentoring, peer support and regional learning opportunities to Oak partners to strengthen this work in Eastern Africa and Eastern Europe.