In all our work we pursue rights-based approaches, gender equality and  partnership with organisation we fund.

We support civil society as a pillar of democracy and justice and nurture innovation and visionary leadership within it. We value diversity both within Oak and among our partners; we seek to be inclusive, flexible and engage with different points of view. We believe that the best grant-making reflects both careful due diligence and the willingness to take risks.


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“We believe in women and girls,” says Carolyn Boyd, managing director of the Ecumenical Women’s Initiative (EWI), based in Croatia, the Balkans. “And we believe that they are essential actors for social change towards sustainable, positive peace in this region.”

EWI is a Croatian not-for-profit women’s organisation that strives for a just and peaceful society, where diversity is a strength and source of creativity,  where women have a dignified place and role in private and public life in harmony with their competence and personal choice, and where religion promotes and supports the achievement of full equality between women and men.




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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.

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