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

Mama Cash

To provide core support to Mama Cash, enabling it to strengthen emerging and self-led feminist groups through its grant-making and accompaniment support. Mama Cash also strengthens women’s funds to: play a key role in resourcing and supporting local women’s rights groups and movements. Additionally, it seeks to influence the donor  community to obtain more and better funding for women’s rights.


To enable MADRE to provide financial and capacity-building support to the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. This will help MADRE provide immediate support to  women and girls fleeing gender based violence in Iraq and advocate for their rights. MADRE partners with grassroots women on the frontlines of war and disaster.

Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral

To support women and girl victims of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by providing medical and psycho-social aid and legal and economic  support. SOFEPADI will  also advocate with communities and the judiciary to change attitudes and promote women's ability to access and exercise their right to lives free of violence.

Hispanics in Philanthropy

To administer and expand the Issues Affecting Women Programme's Mexico portfolio of grants working on migration, exploitation, trafficking and violence against women. In addition to enhancing due diligence and reporting on these grants, HIP will provide capacity building and networking support to theseorganisations. As part of its field-building efforts, HIP will also engage across sectors and with other donors to promote a more enabling environment to advance women’s welfare in Mexico.