Last year, 13 community foundations across the UK received gifts of £1 million and above, working with private donors, corporations and trusts and foundations.
The Philanthropy Fellowship, a network of community philanthropists set up to inspire a greater culture of giving in the UK, hits a milestone this December as a new report documenting great British philanthropy is published.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has praised the role of community foundations in creating an inclusive capitalism, as OCF-funded charity My Life My Choice starts a new campaign asking for tolerance and inclusion.
Jo Corfield, who has pioneered equine involvement therapy for emotionally troubled young people and adults, has received new backers since she began working with Oxfordshire Community Foundation.
At the end of November, OCF once again launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal alongside other community foundations in the UK. Now in its fifth year, we believe this continues to provide a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the challenges faced by older and vulnerable people.
The Beacon Awards for Philanthropy has launched a search for inspirational philanthropists in the UK. As local Beacon agents, Oxfordshire Community Foundation are keen to find nominees from Oxfordshire for the prestigious philanthropy awards, which will be presented in April 2015.
Twenty local companies will be taking part in a charity choir this Thursday in support of Oxfordshire Community Foundation and other local charities. The firms are participating in the High Sheriff’s Challenge – an initiative of this year’s High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Tony Stratton.
We are taking part in the UK government’s Community First scheme. This scheme matches every pound given with a further 50p. Both donations and match funding go to a capital endowment fund that will continue to grow over time, giving us a sustainable pot of money that we can use for those in the local area who need it most.
Meech International was one of 18 companies that volunteered a team of five competitors for ‘The Olympic Challenge’, a specially organised sports day on 17 July to raise charitable funds for the Oxfordshire High Sheriff’s Challenge.
Anne-Marie Cockburn chose to channel her love following the death of her daughter Martha on 20th July 2013, by publishing a book about the hours, days and months after this horrific event.