LATEST NEWS: Our 2018 Annual Report is out. You can download it here.


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


Oak Foundation Denmark
Improving the lives of socially vulnerable and marginalised groups in Denmark, particularly ethnic minority women, homeless people, children, immigrants and refugees.


Grants in 2018:

24 grants totalling
USD 5.57 million.

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Special Initiative
On occasion, Oak provides grants to organisations or a group of organisations outside the budget of our programmes. These are often large grants.


Grants in 2018:

7 grants totalling
USD 123.81 million.

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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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Book ownership is important, not just for the enjoyment of stories but also because it plays a role in healthy brain development, school readiness and social equity. Ginger Young, founding executive director of Book Harvest, envisions a world in which reading, learning and access to information are considered rights, not privileges.




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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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