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

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.

Pew Charitable Trusts

To establish the world’s first generation of great marine parks by designating 15 large-scale, fully protected ocean reserves by the end of 2022. Global Ocean Legacy will support the codification and implementation of recently announced reserves in regions including the United Kingdom’s Pitcairn Islands and Palau.

Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance GAIA

To support the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) to confront the international plastics pollution problem, by: building global pressure for product redesign; strengthening and sharing model city-level zero waste systems in the Asia Pacific region; and engaging with leading city networks. The grant will include supporting more than 50 cities in the Asia/Pacific region to commit to new targets for waste reduction, collection, source separation, organics recovery and recycling.