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.

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Oxfordshire Uncovered

Shining a light on the most vulnerable people in our county

Every single person in Oxfordshire deserves to be part of a thriving community, where everyone lives a decent life. Unfortunately, too many people face barriers to their safety, wellbeing and fulfilment.

In publishing this second edition of Oxfordshire Uncovered, we reveal the latest headlines about the barriers that stop people in Oxfordshire from thriving, and why charities and philanthropy are so vital in our county.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation supports our county’s heroic charity staff and volunteers, who work incredibly hard every day to address the challenges of unaffordable essentials, poor health, loneliness and fear, and lack of opportunity.

By donating to Oxfordshire Community Foundation, you will make a huge difference to these charitable organisations. Anyone can join our philanthropic community, whether you have £100 or £1 million to give, and everything in between.

“I highly recommend Oxfordshire Uncovered to anyone who wants to understand how global and national issues – ranging from energy security to refugee movements, from our ageing population to mental health – are playing out locally in this fabulous county that I’m proud to call home.”

Professor Irene Tracey CBE, FRS, FMedSci, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

Help to transform lives by giving through OCF.

Grants to the local charitable sector

£2.3 million

in grants awarded in 22-23

In the year to March 2023, we continued our year-on-year growth in grant-making, distributing over £2.3 million in charitable funds in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Our values

We have a set of five values that were devised in collaboration with OCF staff, supporting our goal to be the gold-standard in grant-making.

Our values are the fundamental beliefs and principles that guide us as an organisation. They represent who we are and what we stand for, helping us to make decisions and create a positive work environment for everyone who works with us.

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