Oxfordshire Community Foundation


The Oxfordshire Community Foundation is a champion for social change, harnessing the level of investment in our communities from charitable gifts, donations and business engagement by inspiring and empowering others to think local and give local.

Our Named Funds provide a very local philanthropy solution offering people and causes a practical and valuable alternative to setting up their own charity or charitable trust.

So simple yet so powerful – as such togetherness means by sharing our expertise and pooling collective resources for social good that we enable more good ideas to grow to scale which will benefit us all by achieving greater long term impact.



Digital Poverty

Many of us take connection to the internet for granted…we have phones, laptops and plenty of them. We all know what it’s like when we lose our mobile or, heaven forbid, internet connection. So imagine living in a world where you don’t have a phone, a laptop or internet connection… how would you get by?

NEXUS Webinar Series with Mark Beard, Richard Venables, Jayne Woodley and...

Join us for the first in a series of NEXUS webinars where we will hear from Mark Beard, Patron of NEXUS and High Sheriff in Nomination for shrieval year commencing April 2022, former High Sheriff, Richard Venables, Jayne Woodley of OCF and Grant Hayward, who is well known to businesses across both organisations and will remain proactively involved in the future development of NEXUS.

Tampon Tax funding reaches Oxfordshire as projects helping women and girls...

More than 400 local projects across the UK working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost from their local community foundation. In Oxfordshire, four local charities have received over £31k to give girls and young women mental health counselling, empower them to overcome the trauma of sexual violence, and support isolated mothers.

Make a bigger gift to tackle homelessness in Oxford this Christmas

The city of Oxford has one of the most severe rough sleeping and homelessness problems in the UK. We know that on any one night, there are around 100 people sleeping rough in the city, and many more individuals and families in precarious accommodation such as bedsits, friends’ sofas or hostels. The disturbing sight of people sleeping on the streets is just the tip of the iceberg – and we believe we can do better.