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

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.

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.