American-Scottish Foundation Initiatives

Ways to Support the ASF Key Initiatives


There are many ways to help support the Foundation's work; membership, attending events and also through donations to our programs. Your support of The American-Scottish Foundation's work is greatly appreciated. The mission of the Foundation remains as it was when founded in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton: to be a bridge between the United States and Scotland, dedicated to bringing the two countries closer together and helping foster and expand our arts, cultural, and heritage ties, whilst furthering our educational and business ties.

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General Donation (of your choice)


Supporter $250

Friend $500

Donor $2,500

Contributor $5,000

Scholar $10,000

Patron $25,000


Download a Giving Form for these ASF programs here.


The Foundation continues to focus its programming efforts on certain strategic areas, reinforcing the philanthropic, educational and business links between the United States and Scotland, as well as perpetuating such celebrated elements of Scottish culture in the US such as Burns Night, music in parks and artist performances. A donation to our general funding will work towards helping us maintain all our key programs.


The ASF educational programs further the founder's belief in the importance of empowering children's senses of discovery; helping stimulate, enable and motivate young students.


The ASF is proud to work closely with the New York City Department of Parks From support of the restoration of the Burns Statue in Central Park, to the 2018 Talking Statues project. In 1997 ASF worked alongside the NY Parks and Recretation and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park to restore and extend the John Muir Nature Trail at Van Cortlandt Park. Annual Golf tournaments took place through 2016 in support of the John Muir Way.

ASF held Enviromental Conferences in 2014, 15 and 16 and remains actively engaged in promoting and reporting on Scotland's strong enviromental message. which the ASF was instrumental in creating in 1997.


Programming for the community is core to the ASF Message.

A leading program for ASF is the celebration of Tartan Day - and programming around celebrations of Tartan Week both in New York and Nationally. The ASF a founding members of the National Tartan Day New York Committee which organizes the New York Tartan Day Parade.

From the art installation at Bryant Park in 2014 of the Kelpie macquettes to community concerts ASF is proud and honored to promote community concerts and opportunities.

Past outstanding moments have included 10th Anniversary of 911 held in conjunction with the NY Police Museum and featuring the performance of the Lothian & Borders and InChorus choirs (100 voices strong) to the wonderful concert in 2017 of the by over 70 young musicians from the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra


Focusing on specific projects of restoration, exhibition or cultural events reflecting the heritage of Scotland, the ASF is working on many events that crisscross this important sector.

Amongst our recent programming has been:

- The Scots who Built New York series of Talks - On Going

- Burns Cottage Garden - in support of the NTS USA

- Celebrating the life and work of Charles Rennie MacIntosh - in conjunction with the NTS USA - 2018

In 2012 ASFis proud to have spotlighted and assisted The Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF)work that included the cataloguing the 30,000 publicly-owned oil paintings in Scotland, raising awareness and funding in the United States for this important and unique projects which is now an online source of reference.


The ASF continues to expand its involvement in Scottish arts, music and culture, especially in respect to spotlighting and helping young emerging Scottish and Scottish American artists. In our Virtual world ASF has now launched

- ScotsInUS bi weekly podcasts "in conversation" on subjects of the Pod with music interludes

- Sounds from Scotland - live streamed concerts brought to audiences monthly on Facebook live.

- Music is integral part of our programming from Burns to Wallace and special events in our programming

- Scotland on the Fountain Terrace - Bryant Park - lunchtime concerts around the New York Tartan Day Parade Celebrations

Download a Giving Form for the ASF's programs here, and also learn of our opportunities for planned giving..


In addition to our Directed Giving program there is also the opportunity to contribute a single gift or multi-year pledge.

The ASF undertakes an extensive program of conferences, events and initiatives helping to foster American-Scottish business, heritage and friendship. Working with individuals and organizations, the ASF seeks to gain greater visibility for its programs from a leading role in the Tartan Day Parade and week of events as a founding member of the Tartan Day Committee, to chairing leadership conferences and forums, to helping to support the work of individuals and projects through our Bursary Program.

Your support is vital to the ASF's continuing work. Our Endowment is important to the long term security of the organization which in 2016 celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

Contact The American-Scottish Foundation® at (929) 499-9025 with any queries.