Personal giving

Tailor your local philanthropy to your personal interests or those of your family. Through a bespoke named fund, legacy or portfolio of giving, we can help you bring your commitment to Oxfordshire alive.

We help you give in a way that works for you and your family. Whether you would like to make an instant impact on a particular issue, or need support with a lifelong giving plan, we are here to help you fulfil your philanthropic ambitions.

Through our extensive local charitable networks, we can reach under-the-radar community groups and projects, as well as some you might already know. We have relationships with hundreds of organisations creating a positive difference in Oxfordshire, and we can help match your interests with needs on the ground.

Below are some options for how exactly to direct your personal giving, but please feel free to contact our Head of Development Kate Parrinder for a private discussion.

Kate Parrinder Kate Parrinder – Head of Development
01865 419467
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Thriving in Nature Fund

The Thriving in Nature Fund will help more people prosper by engaging with green spaces and the rural environment. The focus will be on improving health and wellbeing, and nurturing work opportunities, by supporting charitable organisations to unite people with nature.
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Support us in a simple but effective way by contributing discretionary funds of £250 per year. By making your yearly Friends donation, you will be joining a group of motivated people who are passionate about supporting Oxfordshire communities.
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Becoming an OCF Patron means giving wisely where you live, reinforcing your local connection. OCF's Patrons give us long-term stability by committing to a substantial discretionary gift for three years or more.
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Named fund

Setting up a named fund with OCF is a simple, robust, and impactful alternative to setting up your own foundation or charitable trust. Benefit from OCF's governance and operational resources, and be guided by our knowledge of and connections with the local charitable sector.
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Step Change Fund

Step Change is a charitable fund focused on helping leading Oxfordshire charities grow and thrive. It uses a unique approach to ensure donor funds are well invested, resulting in an exceptionally high success rate during the life of the fund.
Didcot Powerhouse Fund

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund was set up by Didcot First and local people to tackle inequality and deprivation within the Didcot Garden Town Area of Influence. Funding offers sustenance to organisations that know the area well, enabling them to be able to help people help themselves.
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Through planned giving, you can ensure your charitable bequests continue to support the causes that matter most to you, beyond your lifetime. We can help you decide how you want to be remembered and the impact you will make.