Oak Foundation

The 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, the foundation makes grants to organizations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

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Recent News from Oak Foundation

Philanthropy Bets Big on Sustainable Development Goals
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation , Gates Foundation, Oak Foundation

The power of those contributions is particularly evident in philanthropic “big bets” that aim to speed progress on specific social issues, such...more

Why Conservation Donors Get Behind Debt-For-Nature Deals
Foundation: Oak Foundation

The swap uses private wealth—grants and low-interest loans—to make a chunk of its debt easier to manage, if the money it frees up goes toward conservation. Got all that? The $5 million in grants...more

New Climate Justice Fund Takes Shape and Lands Another Backer
Foundation: Oak Foundation

In recent years, the concept of resilience has grown as a philanthropic priority, aiming to strengthen the ability of communities to withstand impacts typically associated with climate change....more

A Foundation Looks to Better Understand How Plastic Is Polluting the Seas
Foundation: Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation

Marine plastic pollution has been a secondary, but growing concern in the huge field of oceans philanthropy. Perhaps part of the ... One of the biggest players in this space has been charity Ellen...more

A "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing." Who's Helping the Rohingya of Myanmar?
Foundation: Oak Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Can private philanthropy make much of a difference in the face of .... As we've reported before, the philanthropic arm of the Swedish home goods...more

Irvine Foundation Awards Nearly $21.4 Million in Grants
Foundation: Oak Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation has announced twenty-nine grants totaling more than $21 million to expand opportunity for people in...more

How Much Money Has Been Going to Ocean Philanthropy? And Who's Giving?
Foundation: Packard Foundation

But, as with all philanthropy, it can be hard to pin down exactly how much ... It's also important to put this funding in context in a feverish...more

With Ocean Ecosystems Facing "Total Annihilation," Where Should Funders Be Focused?
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

When tracking oceans philanthropy, it's easy to be blown away by the volume of private wealth at play coming from some of the largest foundations...more

De-funding homelessness prevention would hurt seniors and taxpayers alike
Foundation: Oak Foundation

But the Oak Foundation funding, which is the program's primary support, sunsets this summer. Without new funding, the program—the only one of...more

$5M MiracleFeet grant advances mission to end crippling clubfoot
Foundation: Oak Foundation

The Oak Foundation grant will provide the Carrboro nonprofit with $1 million a year for five years, enough to help at least 20,000 children with...more

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Charlottesville, Virginia resident and sole family breadwinner, Elizabeth James, have always dreamed of opening a tomato...

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