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. Oak Foundation has an annual grant-making budget of over USD 150 million and makes grants to organisations located in countries worldwide.


Below you will find details of 2014 calendar year grants and a graph with our total regular grant-making since 2006. Please visit our Grant Database for information on grants from previous years. In addition, you can find detailed information on Oak Foundation's grant-making criteria and guidelines for submitting a letter of enquiry in this section of the website.


Total regular grant-making 2006-2014


Graph of total regular grant-making 2006-2014


What we fund (2014)


During the 2014 calendar year, Oak Foundation, including Oak Foundation
Denmark and Oak Zimbabwe Foundation, made 328 programme grants for a
total of USD 161.34 million. These grants supported 311 organisations based in
45 countries. The work of these organisations is carried out throughout the world.
The size of grants varied from approximately USD 5,000 to USD 5.6 million, with
an average of USD 490,000. In addition, a Special Initiative grant was made to
ClimateWorks Foundation for a total of USD 75 million.


Grant-Making Statistics (2014)

Graph grant-making 2014

Note: The graph and chart this page exclude a Special Initiative grant
of USD 75 million to ClimateWorks Foundation.