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

Tides Canada Foundation

To enable Inuit leaders, institutions and coastal communities to express their priorities in fostering marine stewardship and resilience to climate change in the Canadian  Arctic. Tides Canada Foundation will work with community partners to develop new models for sustainable livelihoods that increase their capacity for marine stewardship and climate change adaptation. The grant will also provide sustaining membership support to the Arctic Funders Collaborative.

SELCO Foundation

To develop affordable,  innovative and long-term  financing tools for  energy services for those  living in poverty and  outside the “energy net”  in India. The grant will  also focus on analysing  policies, programmes and  regulatory mechanisms  and develop a framework  to evaluate their social  inclusiveness through the  lens of energy access  and need.

Pew Charitable Trusts

To establish the world’s  first generation of great marine parks by  designating 15 large-scale, fully  protected ocean reserves by the end of 2022. Global Ocean Legacy will  support the codification and implementation of recently announced reserves in regions including the United Kingdom’s Pitcairn Islands and Palau.

Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance GAIA

To support the Global  Alliance for Incinerator  Alternatives (GAIA) to  confront the international  plastics pollution  problem, by:  building  global pressure for  product redesign;  strengthening and  sharing model city-level  zero waste systems in the  Asia Pacific region;  and  engaging with leading  city networks. The grant  will include supporting  more than 50 cities in the  Asia/Pacific region to  commit to new targets  for waste reduction,  collection, source  separation, organics  recovery and recycling.