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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  • "Over the past few months, I have been working with OCF to establish my charitable fund in memoriam of my daughter Martha."
    Anne Marie Cockburn
    What Martha Did Next
  • “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
  • "Interesting, informative and thought-provoking!"
    Trudy Watt, donor to the Surviving Winter appeal
    Dr Trudy A. Watt
    Hew Watt Family Charitable Trust
  • “I like to have something worthwhile to get up for each morning… I find that the larger and more strategic the gift, the more pleasure I get out of it.”
    Dame Stephanie Shirley, a British businesswoman and philanthropist
    Dame Stephanie Shirley
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • "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
  • “I can’t get over it; I’m still shaking when I talk about it. It’s just incredible… I feel a bit guilty about getting so much pleasure out of giving!”
    Terry Bramall, a UK businessman and philanthropist
    Terry Bramall
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I am constantly astonished how much time and energy and commitment hundreds of people around Oxfordshire give to the community every week, often every day of their lives."
    Tim Stevenson, OCF's president, wearing his Lord Lieutenant's uniform
    Tim Stevenson
    Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and OCF President
  • "The grant increased morale, encouraged more fundraising and increased activity ranges."
    Pump House Parkour logo
    Olivia Bloomfield
    The Pump House Project
  • "It is so uplifting to meet so many people blessed with generous hearts and a deep sense of community."
    Ali Mosawi, one of OCF's donors
    Ali Mosawi
    Donor
  • "We like to find strategic solutions, not provide sticking plasters”
    Jayne Woodley, CEO of Oxfordshire Community Foundation
    Jayne Woodley
    CEO, Oxfordshire Community Foundation
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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