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How to submit a letter of enquiry

We greatly appreciate learning about organisations around the world that also aim to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Therefore, Oak Foundation accepts unsolicited requests for funding through a letter of enquiry. However, please note that the majority of our grant-making is not initiated by our letter of enquiry process.

Step 1: Review Oak Foundation’s criteria for funding
Read Oak Foundation’s grant-making page, review previous grants in our grant database and assess whether your organisation meets the general requirements of the Foundation.

Step 2: Read Programme requirements
Each programme has its own goals, geographic scope, funding restrictions and requirements for funding. Please read our programme pages for details. Note that programme budgets are often committed well in advance, so please ensure that you propose any time-sensitive projects sufficiently in advance.

Step 3: Submit a letter of enquiry
Organisations who are interested in seeking a grant should submit a letter of enquiry through our form below.

Ready to submit?

Please fill in the fields below. Please note that this submission is not part of Oak’s formal grant process, which begins only after a formal application is submitted at Oak’s request. We will respond within three months if we require further information or if the applicant is invited to submit a formal proposal. Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests that we receive, we will not respond if your letter of enquiry does not meet the requirements outlined in step two.

We would be most appreciative if you do not contact the Foundation directly to discuss your request. For initial contact, please do not telephone or visit the offices. Thank you for your understanding.


    General Information

    Email ex.

    Financial Information

    Amount in USD

    Amount in USD

    Do you have committed co-funding for this grant?

    Project Information

    Which programme does your project relate to?

    Which programme does your project relate to?

    Please indicate where the project will take place geographically.

    Please explain what the project purpose is in just a few words.