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

Center for Auto Safety, The

To fight global warming by holding the US Government to account on climate law; to push car-makers to make clean cars and embrace sensible environmental policies; and to urge consumers to make cleaner, healthier transport choices. The Center for Auto Safety provides consumers with a voice for auto safety in the United States.

Tulip Foundation

To bring together health, education, and welfare services for young, pre-school children in Bulgaria. This programme will also fill a gap in the area of early childhood development. It will promote the prevention of violence and neglect and serve as a gate-keeping instrument for children at risk of being abandoned, by building parental capacities and the ability of communities to protect children.

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.