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

Bulgarian School of Politics ‘Dimitry Panitza’

To increase the level of knowledge and skills of the leadership group in Bulgaria regarding child rights and the implications they have on policies for children. The Bulgarian School of Politics works so that children feel safe and protected and their voices are heard by the policy and decision-makers. The proposed project focuses on the group of political and civic policy-makers.

Action for Self Reliance Organization

To strengthen the protective environment around children and promote their wellbeing in Hawassa city in Ethiopia. Action for Self Reliance aims to support families and formal and informal institutions to protect children from abuse and exploitation. It does this by strengthening the economic situation of families and a range of actors in two parts of Hawassa city.

New Venture Fund

To invest in communities most impacted by climate change so that they can manage the shocks, rebound and continue on a progressive pathway to sustainable development. The project is rooted in a social justice and human rights framework. It will prioritise the contributions and demands of women, youth and indigenous peoples to advance their adaptation and resilience to climate change. This will help influence national and inter-governmental financing mechanisms in ways that support 'bottom-up' community-led approaches. The New Venture Fund (NVF) works to achieve a healthier, more equitable world.

NEO Philanthropy

To establish a functional global partnership to end violence against children and a multi-donor collaborative to prevent all forms of violence against children within the Sustainable Development Goal framework. The Network of European Foundations is an operational platform that seeks to develop joint initiatives between foundations and other actors. It supports projects in several fields – social inclusion, democracy and international development – in Europe and the world.