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


  • Hailu is a father of three living in the northern city of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. During a discussion on fatherhood and what it means to be a father, he opened up about his own experiences.

  • “Travel to learn – return to inspire.” This is the motto of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, an organisation dedicated to funding British citizens to travel in other countries and return with innovative ideas than can benefit people across the United Kingdom.

  • Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day is a poignant worldwide event that brings together women from around the world to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality.

“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

Tulip Foundation

To prevent the negative effects of poverty on the welfare, safety and educational development of children in communities in Bulgaria. This will be done by empowering  parents, families and communities to protect their children from neglect, violence, abuse, insufficient care and unnecessary placement in institutions. Work with men and boys will be interwoven into all project activities. Tulip Foundation works to reduce the abandonment and institutionalisation of children.

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

To find ways to work with the private sector to adopt and enforce protective standards to mitigate risks of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department at the University of Oxford  which is dedicated to the social science of the internet.

Nobel Women's Initiative

To provide core support to the NWI to enable it to strengthen and support women's rights organisations around the world. NWI uses the prestige of the Noble Peace Laureates to  increase visibility of women’s organisations. NWI also builds the capacity of women and civil society organisations and connects them across movements to strengthen the power and impact of their advocacy.


To create and build an internationally recognised and respected digital platform within global feminist movements. This will be used by dozens of local and international women’s organisations and  networks to promote their advocacy campaigns, with around 250,000 registered members supporting their petitions and joining in actions.