OXFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
We are a charitable organisation that connects donors with dynamic local causes that make change happen.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation is one of 48 community foundations across the UK, and over 1,700 similar foundations across the world. We work with our generous donors to provide a permanent, flexible and growing source of local charitable funding that will directly address the needs of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable.

OUR VISION

For communities in Oxfordshire to thrive, and for disadvantage and social exclusion to be things of the past

OUR MISSION

Harness wealth, wisdom and skills to deliver community investment in Oxfordshire

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  • "I am incredibly grateful to be part of OCF. The phenomenal support we’ve had has meant we can keep going; reach more vulnerable and distressed people and pay for our magical herd of horses."
    Jo Corfield of Hopethruhorses
    Jo Corfield
    Founder, Hopethruhorses
  • “I know the significant difference the Community Foundations have made in helping vulnerable people respond to a variety of challenges. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community Foundations for such great work.”
    Rob Wilson
    Minister for Civil Society
  • "The huge satisfaction to be gained from spending one’s time in giving in your later years far outweighs any pleasures that you can possibly gain on the golf course, on the beach or on the back of the yacht in the Mediterranean sipping martinis."
    Michael Oglesby, a UK businessman and philanthropist
    Mike Oglesby
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • "Prosperity requires not just investment in economic capital, but also in social capital. Community foundations are playing a critical role in helping to deliver a more inclusive capitalism."
    Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor
    Mark Carney
    Governor of the Bank of England
  • "The support shown by OCF – with trustee Prof. Ann Buchanan gracing the event with her presence – really helped make the event a huge success."
    Traditional Indian dancers dressed in green and yellow saris, at the Oxford Mela festival
    Kanta Gopal
    Oxford Mela
  • "Your grant will boost our fund to the point that we now confidently commission the work.”
    Kay Alty of New Yatt Riding for the Disabled Association, giving a treat to a fleabitten grey horse
    Kay Alty
    New Yatt Riding for the Disabled
  • “The overriding aim of LYP is to bring hope for the future to young people, some of whom have given up on expecting anything positive out of life.”
    Richard Colebrook, founder of the Leys Youth Programme
    Richard Colebrook
    Project Leader, Leys Youth Programme
  • "We like to find strategic solutions, not provide sticking plasters”
    Jayne Woodley, CEO of Oxfordshire Community Foundation
    Jayne Woodley
    CEO, Oxfordshire Community Foundation
  • “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”
    Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
    Warren Buffet
    Philanthropist
  • “Generosity is the best investment”
    Diane Von Furstenberg, a fashion designer and philanthropist
    Diane von Fürstenberg
    Fashion designer
  • “It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place”
    Andrew Carnegie, a 19th century Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist
    Andrew Carnegie
    Philanthropist
  • "I would never have known about many of the causes I’ve helped if the community foundation hadn’t told me about them. They are doing vital work and they need our support."
    Jane Mactaggart, one of our generous donors and philanthropy fellows
    Jane Mactaggart
    Donor
FEATURED

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Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine runs projects across Oxfordshire for young people with learning disabilities and autism. In 2014 they received a grant from OCF.

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Charity Mentors

Charity Mentors is a service that helps charity leaders analyse strategic challenges and find the best way forward, coached by an expert in the field.

Jane Mactaggart, one of our generous donors and philanthropy fellows

Jane Mactaggart

Jane holds her own named fund, to which she makes an annual donation. She works with us to develop a rolling portfolio of charitable giving.

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Future-Building Fund

The Future-Building Fund is a project focused on capacity building within the local charitable sector, helping charities become stronger and more impactful.

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