The mission of the Oxford Community Foundation is to improve, enhance, and sustain the quality of life in the Greater Oxford area (defined as the Talawanda School District) by awarding grants and scholarships for programs and projects that benefit the citizens of the community. Grants are funded through the generosity of donors who contribute charitable gifts of cash and marketable securities as well as planned gifts such as estate bequests, life insurance policies that name the foundation as beneficiary, and other types of deferred assets.
Donors may direct their gifts to be available for immediate use or to be invested in the Foundation’s endowment to generate annual income that will support their specific interests.
The Foundation is governed by 15 volunteer members of the Board of Directors who lend considerable time and expertise to help the organization grow and prosper. The Board manages fiduciary responsibilities. Business affairs, and the assets of the Foundation, including oversight of the endowment and the distribution of monies awarded for grants and Foundation scholarships. Since its beginning in 1996, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million to improve the quality of life in our community.
The Oxford Community Foundation serves Oxford and the surrounding community by providing leadership in enhancing the quality of life; by supporting natural, community, and human resources; by acting as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving needs; and by providing a flexible and cost-effective way for donors to improve the community now and for all time.