If you know you want to support Oxfordshire and trust us to direct your funds to the most pressing cause of the moment, you can make a donation of any size quickly and easily. We can collect Gift Aid too.
Giving through a community foundation means that your charitable investment is in a safe pair of hands. We use a combination of data-based needs analysis, and feedback from our extensive local charity networks, to identify the issues that need priority investment. We then direct funding to the most appropriate charitable organisations through our rigorous grant-making processes, and report back on the impact of our funding.
If you would like to take more time to plan your giving, please visit our giving pages or get in touch with our Head of Development Kate Parrinder.
Our current priority area is the High Sheriff Sally Scott’s charitable fund.
Mrs Sally Scott, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2023-24, is working with Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) during her Shrieval Year to raise awareness of the surprising and concerning issues affecting our county. Sally has kindly sponsored Oxfordshire Uncovered, a report that shines a light on the most vulnerable people in our county, and why effective philanthropy is needed to build thriving communities in our county.
Help us to reach Sally’s target of £50,000 which will fund the smallest charities in Oxfordshire and help to change lives. By donating to Oxfordshire Community Foundation, you will make a huge difference to these charitable organisations. Stable, multi-year funding through our grant-making will help them implement preventative solutions as well as crisis support. Anyone can join our philanthropic community, whether you have £100 or £1 million to give, and everything in between.
Alternatively, you can make a one-off or recurring donation to be used at our discretion.
Unrestricted donations are used for our costs as well as grant-making. Donations of any size are welcome. You can do this quickly and easily online, by bank transfer or by cheque, and you will benefit from a 25% uplift on your donation if we can collect Gift Aid.
Visit our Enthuse online giving platform and donate by card or Apple Pay. Gift aid can be easily claimed, if you are eligible, and boosts your donation by 25%.
By bank transfer
Please contact the team at 01865 798 666, and we will give you our bank details. We will also ask you to provide a reference on your transfer specifying if your donation is for a particular fund or appeal.
By cheque or CAF
Please make your cheque payable to “Oxfordshire Community Foundation” and post it to us at: 3 Woodin’s Way, Oxford, OX1 1HD.