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

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Grant Spotlight

Education Familiale

To strengthen the educational skills of parents and early childhood professionals in the French-speaking part of Switzerland on educating small children on sexuality. This will be done through workshops, a parent and child café, home visits and on-line and phone counselling.

Child-to-Child Trust

To improve outcomes for children and to ensure accountability to children and their families through the operationalisation and full realisation of the Child Abuse Programme’s six principles. This goal will be achieved by providing training, mentoring, peer support and regional learning opportunities to Oak partners to strengthen this work in Eastern Africa and Eastern Europe.

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.