Oxford Community Foundation

Phone (513) 523-0623




Thank you for visiting the website of The Oxford Community Foundation. The Foundation is a charitable organization that supports worthy projects in the Greater Oxford area (defined as the Talawanda School District) that promote and sustain the quality of life for community residents. The following pages describe the Oxford Community Foundation and how you can be part of the important work that has made our community a better place to live.

Teckman Award
Deadline is April 1, 2016
(click here for information)

OYES! Grants
Deadline is March 28, 2016
(click here for application)

Announcing: Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts.

On December 18 the President signed into law legislation that retroactively extends the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as the Oxford Community Foundation, free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings. Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.

To make such gifts, it is important to not withdraw funds prior to a gift, but have the gift amount distributed directly from an IRA to one or more qualified charities. For those with check writing privileges on their accounts, this may be the most efficient way to make gifts directly from an IRA. Check with your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.

The Foundation office has temporarily moved to:
5020 A. College Corner Pike
(Offices are being renovated)


Grant applications must be received by:
May 2, 2016



Thank you to all who supported the 2015 Annual Meeting through your
attendance and or sponsorship.




    We're always excited to share our yearly happenings with you. Our founder, Jim Robinson honored the four board members who will be leaving the board—Valerie Hodge, Bob Biggs, Steve Flee and Lisa Dankovich. You can read his remarks at (click here).

    Oxford Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting    
Lisa Dankovich, Valerie Hodge, Steve Flee and Bob Biggs

To read more about the event go to (click here).