Prevent Child
Sexual Abuse

Building a world together

where children can thrive.


Grants in 2018:

34 grants totalling
USD 26.15 million.

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Building a clean energy future, maintaining the health of the oceans and stopping the illegal trade in wildlife.

Grants in 2018:
57 grants totalling
USD 44.35 million.

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Climate Change
Marine Conservation
Wildlife Conservation 
  and Trade




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 currently have the following openings:


Programme Officer,

Learning Differences Programme

Chapel Hill (North Carolina),
United States


Administration Assistant,

Administration Department

Geneva, Switzerland


For more information please visit our careers page here.




Do you know how much food gets thrown away by supermarkets every day? In Denmark, not for profit organisations Vesterbro Maduddeling and Fødevare Banken found ways to provide this free, good quality food to those in need, and give a safe meeting place for people to come, share and chat with each other. “When you come, time after time, you aren’t just surrounded by a group of people but rather by a network and a group of friends. So you get something personal out of being here,” says Charlotte Oestervang, founder of Vesterbro Maduddeling.




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Our mission

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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