Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is a charity that improves lives and tackles inequality by investing in Oxfordshire’s dynamic charitable sector.
Our county’s wealth, success and beauty hide a number of serious and shocking social problems. The pandemic and the current huge increases in the cost of living have made these issues worse, while the climate crisis is becoming ever more urgent.
We build thriving communities through effective philanthropy, matching investment to the needs of small charities. We fund around 200 grassroots charitable organisations each year, giving around £2 million annually in grants to tackle priority issues.
We work with philanthropists, businesses and the public sector, pooling their funds so that they can make a bigger difference together. Funders can feel confident of a safe pair of hands for their contributions, as we implement strong governance processes; conduct thorough due diligence on all grant applications; and report back with inspiring stories on the impact of their support.