The American-Scottish Foundation®

We welcome you to our website where you will find news of our programs and upcoming events. They are open to both members and non-members of the ASF, unless otherwise stated.

We invite you to become a Member of the Foundation - the only qualification is a love of Scotland and its heritage. By becoming a Member, you will receive special pricing and notice of certain Member-only events.

Details of Membership, both individual and corporate, are available. Membership is annual, from the date you join us.

Visit our Events page often. Our E-News brings you monthly updates and if you are not already receiving our newsletters you may register here for them.

If you have questions, please email us at

Featured Projects


The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to have a vibrant and growing platform of Arts and Culture programming.

The American-Scottish Foundation is honored to have been invited to join the Landmarks 50 project and develop the fascinating history of THE SCOTS WHO BUILT NEW YORK'S LANDMARKS, chronicling the contribution of Scottish Americans to the building of New York.

Most exciting of all - the ASF is developing a walking tour app (with an accompanying map) which will feature over 55 important Scottish locations in NYC! We are aiming to have a test version of part of the Map ready for Tartan Week in April. For more information and to support this project, please click here.


ASF is pleased to welcome Clan Hannay as a corporate member.

Restoration of Sorbie Tower

Sorbie Tower is the ancient stronghold of Clan Hannay in Galloway, South West Scotland, from where those with the family names of Hannay, Hannah, Hanna, and Hanney originated.

The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to work with Clan Hannay to highlight the Restoration of Sorbie Tower project.

Read more here...


The American Friends of Scotland's Canals & Waterways (AFSC&W) is a designated key partner charity of the American-Scottish Foundation.

ASF is working with AFSC&W to promote their valuable work supporting the protection and conservation of Scotland's beautiful, unique waterways through the activities of Scottish Waterways Trust.

The partnership opens up opportunities for people and organisations in America to connect with a vital part of Scotland's history and heritage by joining AFSC&W as an American Friend, or supporting Scottish Waterways Trust's pioneering projects across Scotland with directed giving opportunities; in particular, Canal College® 2.

Please click here for more information on how to become involved, or call the ASF Office for further details.

SAVE THE DATE for the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday April 7, 2018!

The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the National Tartan Day New York Committee, organizers of the New York Tartan Day Parade and leading events surrounding the week.

ASF Members and Friends are invited to join us as we march up Sixth Avenue, led by the NY Metro Pipe Band, to the cheers of the crowds and with the thousands marching.

Thank you all, for marching with us in 2017!

Our Mission

The mission of The American-Scottish Foundation®, an international not-for-profit organization, is to establish links and strengthen ties between Scotland and the United States, through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, and business activities.

The mission remains as relevant today as when ASF was founded in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton - to champion the extraordinary relationship between the peoples of Scotland and the United States - a bridge between the two great countries - seeking to strengthen & support the future of the Scottish American diaspora, and its legacy.


Support Us

There are many ways to support the Foundation, including: attending events; being a member; making donations; and serving on a committee.

Our programs are varied and our Initiatives section showcases particular areas of ASF's work, enabling gifting to programs which you specifically wish to support.