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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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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Cracking the code to a more diverse tech sector

    From building apps that make the world a better place to launching their careers in tech, students at Code the Dream are reaching success. 

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    International Human Rights Programme / Partner story

    Helping to build a healthy information sphere

    Oak partners are supporting the right to reliable, trustworthy, and accurate information. Click here to learn more! 

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    Zimbabwe Programme / Partner story

    Hope grows in the fields of Africa

    Foundations for Farming is a grassroots organisation that seeks to create sustainable livelihoods and food sovereignty in Zimbabwe, and boost the profitability of small-scale farmers. 

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    Oak Foundation Denmark / Partner story

    Supporting children seeking asylum in Denmark

    Vores Asylbørn works to improve the wellbeing of asylum-seeking children by providing them and their close family with legal and psychosocial support. 

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    India Programme / Partner story

    Empowering women entrepreneurs in India 

    America India Foundation supports women entrepreneurs across India’s thriving industries with digital, financial, and strategic assistance. Learn more here! 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Hope in the vaults at the ‘world’s richest bank’

    Beneath the English countryside in the heart of Sussex lies an incredible bank – but the type that may come to mind as you read this is not the one we mean. In sub-zero chambers, in flood-, bomb-, and radiation-proof vaults, 2.4 billion seeds, coll 

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    Organisational strengthening and effectiveness / Partner story

    Increasing our partners’ capacity in communications to influence change

    We believe communication is an important tool for influencing change. That is why six of Oak’s programmes nominated a few of their partners to benefit from a ten-month executive training programme in communications, delivered by Spitfire Strategies 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Ballet for all: dancing in Birmingham

    Birmingham Royal Ballet is a true powerhouse in classic ballet and contemporary dance. The company performs everything from classic romantic ballets to new works of dance inspired by the world today. 

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    Learning Differences Programme / Partner story

    Putting inclusion at the heart of education

    From Afghanistan to South Africa, our partners are rethinking how learning is happening around the world. Learn more about their efforts to create inclusive school environments. 

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    Special Interest Programme / Zimbabwe Programme / Partner story

    Empowering students through technology education: an uncommon story 

    Working in Zimbabwe, Uncommon provides technology training and computer programming classes to young adults and children. Read more to learn about their remarkable story. 

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    Housing and Homelessness Programme / Partner story

    Responding to the US and UK housing emergency

    Oak partners campaign for policy change, support housing accessibility, and defend everyone’s right to a safe a secure home. Find out more here! 

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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Shaping the vision of tomorrow: construction begins on new eye health centre

    New technologies to address eye diseases are flourishing, which is good news for more than two million people in the UK who are living with sight loss. Modern facilities to host the scientists working at the cutting edge of eye health technology are 

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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. Click below to find out more. 


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!

A photograph showing the front page of the Annual Report 2023.

You can either download the PDF version of the report or visit our online version by clicking on buttons 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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    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Cracking the code to a more diverse tech sector

    From building apps that make the world a better place to launching their careers in tech, students at Code the Dream are reaching success….

  •  
     
    International Human Rights Programme / Partner story

    Helping to build a healthy information sphere

    Oak partners are supporting the right to reliable, trustworthy, and accurate information. Click here to learn more!…

  •  
     
    Zimbabwe Programme / Partner story

    Hope grows in the fields of Africa

    Foundations for Farming is a grassroots organisation that seeks to create sustainable livelihoods and food sovereignty in Zimbabwe, and boost the profitability of small-scale farmers….

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    Oak Foundation Denmark / Partner story

    Supporting children seeking asylum in Denmark

    Vores Asylbørn works to improve the wellbeing of asylum-seeking children by providing them and their close family with legal and psychosocial support….

  •  
     
    India Programme / Partner story

    Empowering women entrepreneurs in India 

    America India Foundation supports women entrepreneurs across India’s thriving industries with digital, financial, and strategic assistance. Learn more here!…

  •  
     
    Special Interest Programme / Partner story

    Hope in the vaults at the ‘world’s richest bank’

    Beneath the English countryside in the heart of Sussex lies an incredible bank – but the type that may come to mind as you read this is not the one we mean. In sub-zero chambers, in flood-, bomb-, a…

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


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Foundation for Change, based in the UK, helps people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse live meaningful and active lives. Its mission is to work towards a more just, equal, and inclusive society where people with histories of trauma can live with dignity and are able to fulfill their potential.

In a remote corner of Zimbabwe lies Gonarezhou National Park. Here, a special field-based leadership course takes place covering effective biodiversity conservation. Novice and veteran conservationists gather from around the world to take part in this training initiative facilitated by Nuestros Espacios Protegidos (NEP), and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.

Uncommon, a not-for-profit organisation founded in Zimbabwe in 2017, believes in a future in which everyone can learn how to code. The organisation teaches children valuable coding skills, focusing on training them for the global tech workforce.


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