With an in depth knowledge of Oxfordshire’s charitable sector, and over 20 years of experience of working with the local community, OCF is a trusted advisor to people who want to give something back. In fact, we help them do more than this – we help them make a genuine, long-term investment in Oxfordshire.
Because we are not cause-specific, we enable people to develop a portfolio of giving – covering the whole sweep of community activity, in both urban and rural Oxfordshire, with our grant-making programmes. Our approach champions small ideas that could turn into something big for the local community – providing a springboard for social change.
OCF acts as a unique incubator for the local charitable sector. Several successful Oxfordshire charities received their first ever grant from us, including the award-winning Yellow Submarine and Student Hubs. Both of these groups have gone on to significantly scale up their activity and impact, and are working towards becoming financially independent via ground-breaking social enterprises. We are proud to have seed-funded these and other excellent local groups.
The short film below is an interview with Jayne Woodley where she focuses on the challenges that face Oxfordshire and the community foundation today.