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Corporate giving
We partner with Oxfordshire-based businesses to help them achieve their charitable and corporate social responsibility goals.

Businesses are becoming increasingly socially responsible. We see many examples of companies in Oxfordshire seeking to support their local community, but often other demands on their time mean they can struggle to respond to all the approaches they receive from local charities. Running their charitable corporate giving through a community foundation is a great way for companies to ensure that their good intentions are delivering real impact and helping those most in need.

Named funds
Some companies choose to set up a named fund, a ring-fenced fund created to benefit causes and themes important to your organisation. You can choose to restrict your gifts to a geographical area, for example near your company offices, or to particular charitable activities, such as developing the skills of young people. OCF will promote and seek applications that meet your required criteria.
Payroll giving
Registering your company for payroll giving provides your employees with a convenient and tax-efficient way to make small contributions through their gross salary, on a regular basis. As an employer you can deduct the specified amount before tax. This has been shown to have a very positive effect on employee engagement, and demonstrates that your company is committed to supporting its staff and the local community.
'Reciprocate' responsible business group
Reciprocate is a group of Oxfordshire businesses who are committed to becoming more strategic in their thinking about community engagement, and realising their good intentions through the power of many. They use the group to share ideas, pool resources, collaborate on projects, provide relevant information and drive responsible behaviour.
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  • “‘Stuff’ really is not what brings happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matters.”
    Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    on signing the Giving Pledge
  • “Getting our junior employees out there volunteering sets the tone we want for the future of our organisation – they are getting invaluable experience that will ultimately benefit the firm.”
    Andrew King
    Andrew King
    Richardson's Chartered Accountants
  • “Getting your charitable activity right gives you a bit of a ‘halo’ in the eyes of your customers!”
    Dan Channer
    Dan Channer
    Finders Keepers
  • “Prosperity requires not just investment in economic capital, but also in social capital. Community foundations are playing a critical role in helping to deliver a more inclusive capitalism.”
    Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor
    Mark Carney
    Governor of the Bank of England
  • “Working in partnership with OCF gives us the confidence we need as a local business to know our donations are making a real, long-term difference.”
    Graham Street
    Graham Street
    Withy King
  • “Most people want to work for, buy from and invest in responsible businesses. A culture shift is in progress, and there’s never been a better time for corporates to prove themselves in this area.”
    Grant Hayward
    Grant Hayward
    Collaborent
  • “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
    Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
    Warren Buffet
    Philanthropist
  • “The majority of charities are not at all sure how to approach the corporate sector and as a result, many of their appeals fall on deaf ears, simply because they are not aligned to the goals of the businesses they are targeting.”
    Tony Stratton
    Tony Stratton
    Chairman Emeritus of CPM Group
FEATURED

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Legacy for a Legend

When Paul Thompson died of a sudden cardiac event, his wife and friend created a named fund in his memory that is used to fund life-saving defibrillators.

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Royds Withy King

Withy King’s patron fund with OCF helps us deliver a professional, efficient service to our donors and grant recipients, and helps them become more strategic with their charitable giving.

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The Maggie Evans Fund

This named fund, which helps children discover a love of books, was created in memory of Maggie Evans, who took her own life aged just 29, after a short but intense illness with depression.

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Charity Mentors

Charity Mentors is a service that helps charity leaders analyse strategic challenges and find the best way forward, coached by an expert in the field.