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Through our grant-making, we support others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live.

Find out more about our partners and their work here.

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    Oak Foundation / Career

    Programme Officer – Wildlife Conservation & Trade (Natural Security), Environment Programme

    This is a great opportunity to join a diverse, international team within Oak Foundation’s Wildlife Conservation & Trade (Natural Security) Sub-Programme. This solutions-focused role seeks to help tackle the global imbalance of the world’s wild su 

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    Zimbabwe programme / Partner story

    Supporting communities in Zimbabwe

    In Zimbabwe, the Rainbow Children’s Village, Island Hospice & Healthcare, and Midlands AIDS Service Organisation are working to improve access to clinics for children undergoing chemotherapy, hospice care, and to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. 

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    Special Interest programme / Partner story

    Building women’s skills in North Carolina

    Since July 2020, Hope Renovations has completed more than 180 home repair projects for seniors in North Carolina, and 70 percent of participants in the training programme have gone on to jobs in the construction trades. Click below to find out more. 

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    Oak Foundation Denmark programme / Partner story

    Building the future in Greenland

    Thanks to the Siu-Tsiu project and all the young people involved, the remote town of Tasiilaq, Greenland – where the growing season is virtually non-existent – can now grow kale, onions, and turnips, among other vegetables. Click below to learn more 

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    Prevent Child Sexual Abuse programme / Partner story

    Scaling up the prevention of child sexual abuse

    From user-friendly mobile apps for parents in crisis to innovative training programmes for girls, boys and caregivers, our great partners — No Means No Worldwide, the Global Parenting Initiative, Centre Dardedze, and Sugira Muryango — show that it 

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    Special Interest programme / Partner story

    One billion oysters, and one million New Yorkers  

    Over 100 million oysters and 17 acres of reef have been restored, and over 2 million pounds of oyster, clam, and scallop shells have been collected from local restaurants, since the Billion Oyster Project was founded in 2014. The US-based not-for-pro 

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    Special Interest programme / Partner story

    Beautiful jaguars making comeback in Iberá

    In the vast Iberá wetlands of Argentina, see how Mbarete, her two new jaguar cubs, and Rewilding Argentina are marking a key milestone following their reintroduction into the national park. Click below to read on. 

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    Environment programme / Partner story

    Tiwi Islanders rejoice after major legal victory

    In the December 2022 ruling, the Australian Federal Court denied gas company Santos’ appeal to resume a gas drilling project north of the Tiwi Islands. “David has slayed Goliath,” says Alina Leikin, a special counsel for the Environmental Defen 


Discover our programmes

Oak Foundation has seven global and four country programmes. Through these programmes, we support others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live. Visit the programme pages to learn about our grant-making strategies. 


Our 2022 annual report is here!

You can either download the PDF version of the report or you can go to our online version.


Our grant-making in 2022

413

Number of
programme
grants

35

Number of
countries

482

Total
grant-making in
USD millions



Our latest stories

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    Oak Foundation / Career

    Programme Officer – Wildlife Conservation & Trade (Natural Security), Environment Programme

    This is a great opportunity to join a diverse, international team within Oak Foundation’s Wildlife Conservation & Trade (Natural Security) Sub-Programme. This solutions-focused role seeks to help ta…

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    Zimbabwe programme / Partner story

    Supporting communities in Zimbabwe

    In Zimbabwe, the Rainbow Children’s Village, Island Hospice & Healthcare, and Midlands AIDS Service Organisation are working to improve access to clinics for children undergoing chemotherapy, hospice…

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    Housing and Homelessness programme / Partner story / Video

    Shining a light on the poverty premium in insurance

    A new research report is out on the higher cost that people on low incomes pay for insurance by the UK-based Social Market Foundation with support from Fair By Design. It indicates that two thirds (66…

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    Special Interest programme / Partner story

    Building women’s skills in North Carolina

    Since July 2020, Hope Renovations has completed more than 180 home repair projects for seniors in North Carolina, and 70 percent of participants in the training programme have gone on to jobs in the c…

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    Prevent Child Sexual Abuse programme / Partner story

    A historic verdict in the global fight against child sexual abuse 

    Our partners, A Breeze of Hope and Equality Now, are working to make the world a safer place for children to thrive. One of their recent successes is a story about Brisa De Angulo and an historic, har…

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    Environment programme / Partner story

    Small-scale fishers: supporting people and nature worldwide 

    Our partners are working to protect our oceans and support the wellbeing of communities who live predominantly off them, including networks of artisanal fisheries and women in small-scale fisheries. C…

Would you like to read more stories like this? Please visit our “Stories” page.


Watch our latest videos

The Learning Differences Programme (LDP) convened its grantee partners in person for three days of learning, reflection, and connection in September 2022. More than 70 of our partners joined us from across the US, including Hawai’i, as well as from South Africa, Ethiopia, England, and Switzerland.

The women who are leading the way: Hundreds of millions of informal workers form the backbone of India’s economy. Despite being in great numbers, informal workers, in particular women, are often invisible.

The Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM) is the first and only feminist fund in Central America and it provides support to hundreds of not-for-profit organisations, primarily led by young women and networks, in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama.


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