Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is a charity that
builds thriving communities through effective philanthropy.

For over 25 years we’ve improved lives and tackled inequality by investing
in our dynamic charitable sector. We distribute between £1 million and £2
million in grants every year across Oxfordshire. We work with
philanthropists, businesses and the public sector, pooling funds to make a
bigger difference together.

Give to Oxfordshire

Do you want to support people and communities in Oxfordshire in a meaningful, impactful way?

We get to the root of social issues, and work with our networks in the local charitable sector to direct your generosity where it is most needed. You can help by getting involved in personal, collective or corporate giving.

The impact you can have...

The cost of living crisis

Our reponse

OCF has been consulting with local experts and frontline charitable organisations to understand how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting Oxfordshire communities.

Our Cost of Living Fund is making grants to organisations to help the most disadvantaged in our county cope with this unprecedented crisis.

We know what is needed and we have the networks to help. Could you or your business join us in stepping up to this challenge? Now is the time to give.

Grants to the local charitable sector


in grants awarded in 21-22

In the year to March 2022, we continued our year-on-year growth in grantmaking, distributing over £2 million in charitable funds in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Apply for a grant

Charitable groups across Oxfordshire can apply to one of our regular grants rounds, which cater for small and medium organisations.

As well as our own funds, we distribute grants of different sizes from national, statuatory, corporate and personal funders in response to the needs of communities in Oxfordshire.

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Meet Mair, one of our Project Workers, sorting out clothes donations for 'clothes night' at the community café, assisted by Eddie, one of our volunteers .
We are in desperate need of warm coats, to donate:- please contact zoe@oxfordgatehouse.org 🤝 #together

@ShapingDestinyx A unique opportunity for dancers aged 14-16 to learn new moves, develop confidence, and perform on stage at @PegasusTheatre this Easter
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