Letter from the Trustees

We are humbled by the resilience of our partners during the coronavirus pandemic. They innovated, adapted, and redoubled their commitment to serving their communities despite all the disruption. Their work allowed Oak Foundation to contribute to social and environmental change that meets communities where they are. In response to the extended crisis, Oak Foundation ramped […]

Our grant-making in 2020

During the 2020 calendar year, Oak Foundation’s total net amount granted was USD 320.13 million. This figure includes 445 programme and Special Initiative grants, discretionary grants, refunds, and cancellations. Overall, Oak provided programme and Special Initiative grants to 410 organisations based in 44 countries. The work of these organisations is carried out throughout the world. […]

Supporting our partners

We are proud to be working with our partners across our many programmes. We strive to be purposeful and strategic in our grant-making. We provide opportunities for our partners to access support, including through: capacity building; child safeguarding; monitoring and evaluation; and communications. Read on for more information. Capacity building Capacity building develops leadership skills, […]

Solidarity during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic deeply affected many not-for-profit organisations. Early in the pandemic in 2020, Oak’s Trustees increased grant-making by more than USD 24 million to support our current grantee partners, as well as new partners working on the frontlines of the pandemic response. We were determined to face the worldwide uncertainty head on, and to […]