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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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    Learning Differences Programme / Partner story

    Ensuring diverse learning experiences through multimedia storytelling

    Cultivating empathy among peers, parents, and teachers has been shown to increase the emotional wellbeing of students with learning differences. Learn more about Understood.org’s unique approach. 

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    Oak Foundation / Career

    Operations Assistant

    If you are detail-oriented and thrive in a multifaceted role, you could play a pivotal part in keeping our operations team running smoothly as our new operations assistant. The position is permanent, full-time and will be based in Geneva, Switzerland 

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    Environment Programme / Partner story

    Data for change: measuring the contributions of small-scale fisheries

    Small-scale fisheries make crucial contributions to global food security and support sustainable development. Learn more about how our partners are highlighting this impact. 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Growing strong Latinx communities in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities (NCCSLC) works to resource and connect various community-based organisations that are part of a vibrant grassroots movement empowering Latinx communities to access services, affirm their 

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    Environment Programme / Partner story

    Creating a global network of biodiversity champions

    In a remote corner of land-locked Zimbabwe lies Gonarezhou National Park, 5,053 square kilometres of pristine, protected wilderness known as the “Place of the Elephants.” It is here, among thousands of elephants and hundreds of other unique anima 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    From ‘addiction’ to understanding – the radical new approach behind Foundation for Change

    Foundation for Change helps people reframe their struggles with substance use, with compassion and a change in perspective. 

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    Environment Programme / Partner story

    From campus to crop fields: regenerative agriculture project launched in Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe

    Agricultural Research Trust will soon launch an exciting project, which aims to regenerate degraded soils in collaboration with local smallholder farmers, transforming the land into a fertile terrain able to support growing food. 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Supporting those experiencing homelessness in Winchester

    The Winchester Beacon was founded in the heart of Winchester city in the south of England in 1988 to provide emergency shelter to people experiencing homelessness during the winter months. Today, The Beacon is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week shelter supp 

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    Organisational strengthening and effectiveness / Partner story

    Protecting women and children: the story of WAVE’s safeguarding guidelines 

    Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) has released new child safeguarding guidelines. Learn about how organisations working with women can protect children here. 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    A creative outlet for military families

    Our Military Kids, a US-based not-for-profit organisation, funds activities and programmes to serve school-aged children while their parents are deployed. From music lessons to soccer camp, martial arts training to cooking classes, military children 

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    India Programme / Partner story

    Justice and change-making for survivors of human trafficking

    Across India, the not-for-profit organisation Kamonohashi is working to stamp out trafficking. To this end, it funds anti-trafficking projects that encourage network-building across regions, connecting survivors and grassroots groups with researchers 


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 2023 annual report is here!

You can download or view the latest PDF version of the 2023 report by clicking on the button below.


Our grant-making in 2023

438

Number of
programme
grants

40

Number of
countries

474

Total
grant-making
in USD millions



Our latest stories

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    Learning Differences Programme / Partner story

    Ensuring diverse learning experiences through multimedia storytelling

    Cultivating empathy among peers, parents, and teachers has been shown to increase the emotional wellbeing of students with learning differences. Learn more about Understood.org’s unique approach….

  •  
     
    Oak Foundation / Career

    Operations Assistant

    If you are detail-oriented and thrive in a multifaceted role, you could play a pivotal part in keeping our operations team running smoothly as our new operations assistant. The position is permanent,…

  •  
     
    Environment Programme / Partner story

    Data for change: measuring the contributions of small-scale fisheries

    Small-scale fisheries make crucial contributions to global food security and support sustainable development. Learn more about how our partners are highlighting this impact….

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    Oak Foundation / Career

    Grants Administrator – Temporary position

    Join us for a dynamic 13-month journey as our temporary grants administrator and make a meaningful impact today. The Grants Administrator will ensure that the Foundation’s grant-making and related pro…

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Growing strong Latinx communities in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities (NCCSLC) works to resource and connect various community-based organisations that are part of a vibrant grassroots movement empowering La…

  •  
     
    Environment Programme / Partner story

    Creating a global network of biodiversity champions

    In a remote corner of land-locked Zimbabwe lies Gonarezhou National Park, 5,053 square kilometres of pristine, protected wilderness known as the “Place of the Elephants.” It is here, among thousan…

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


Watch our latest videos

Founded in 2010 by Argentine conservationists, Rewilding Argentina seeks to reverse the extinction of local species, to recover the functioning of ecosystems and to promote the wellbeing of local communities. Working with veterinarians, park rangers, governments and residents, “rewilding” is one of its most important tools.

​No Means No Worldwide (NMNW) is an international not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to end sexual and gender-based violence against women and children globally. The No Means No programme was set up in 2021 in Mukaraba, a small community in Kikuube District, 20 kilometres from Hoima District in Western Uganda.

La Asociacion de Propietarios Forestales Valle del Arrago (the Association of Forest Owners of Valle del Arrago), based in the Cáceres province of western Spain, aims to plant more than 130,000 trees over 216 hectares of forest land to help stop forest fires in the region.


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