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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  • "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
  • “It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place”
    Andrew Carnegie
    Philanthropist
  • “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
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • "We like to find strategic solutions, not provide sticking plasters”
    Jayne Woodley
    CEO, Oxfordshire Community Foundation
  • "I really must thank the team for helping me during the application process and for having such faith in our work.”
    Kay Alty
    New Yatt Riding for the Disabled
  • "The support shown by OCF – with trustee Prof. Ann Buchanan gracing the event with her presence – really helped make the event a huge success."
    Kanta Gopal
    Oxford Mela
  • "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
    Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and OCF President
  • "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
    Founder, Hopethruhorses
  • "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
    Donor
  • "Much of the council's work would be impossible were it not for the contribution that the voluntary sector makes to almost everything that goes on in the county."
    Tim Stevenson
    Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and OCF President
  • "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."
    Mike Oglesby
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • "Your grant will boost our fund to the point that we now confidently commission the work.”
    Kay Alty
    New Yatt Riding for the Disabled
FEATURED

Yellow Submarine

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

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

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.

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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