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GIVING

OCF believes that everyone has something to give to their community and we can help you in giving regularly, effectively and locally. Giving reinforces your connection to other people, creating a social experience.

Your support allows us to deliver our vision to improve the lives of Oxfordshire’s most disadvantaged. We want people in Oxfordshire to have better lives. For Oxfordshire to be a kinder place where everyone feels more connected to those around them.

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SET UP A NAMED FUND

A named fund can be an effective way to carry out your personal charitable ambitions. We recommend a minimum gift of £30,000 to set up a named fund.

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BECOME A PATRON

Invest in OCF’s long-term stability by committing to a substantial discretionary gift for three years or more.

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JOIN OUR FRIENDS

Share in OCF’s successes by contributing discretionary funds of £250 a year, which will be used where they are most needed.

Corporate giving

The Oxfordshire Collective Business Fund allows companies to combine with others to make a bigger difference than they could achieve alone. Each business contributes £2,000 or more annually to the fund, which is held by OCF. This will allow us to award at least £60,000 annually to local organisations supporting Oxfordshire’s most disadvantaged communities.

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  • “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
  • “I really appreciate your work on what for my parents is such an important project. I am glad that the fund has been developing so positively and swiftly.”

    David Evans, fundholder of the Maggie Evans Fund
    David Evans
    Maggie Evans Fund
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Generosity is the best investment.”

    Diane Von Furstenberg, a fashion designer and philanthropist
    Diane von Fürstenberg
  • “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

    Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
    Warren Buffet
  • “It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.”

    Andrew Carnegie, a 19th century Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist
    Andrew Carnegie
  • “I feel passionately that so many more people could be philanthropists and are a bit afraid of it. What we need to do as Beacon Fellows is go out there and talk about it. One of the things I want to do is to share the joy that I’ve had!”

    Marcelle Speller OBE
    Marcelle Speller OBE
    Beacon Fellow
  • “Every act of philanthropy touches a life. Deprivation is not destiny. If you come from a disadvantaged background, you just need to be given an
    opportunity.”

    Paul Marshall
    Paul Marshall
    Beacon Fellow
  • “It’s really important to tell the world about what you’re doing. You’ll be naturally quiet and modest, and it’s not very British, but it is very important, so put your modesty aside, tell the world what you’re doing, because they’ll be interested!”

    Paul Barry-Walsh
    Paul Barry-Walsh
    Beacon Fellow
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

    Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill