Individuals and Families

Moidart Trust

Offering awards for enterprising businesses in the West and North West of Scotland to help new and existing businesses to flourish.

Philanthropy Fellowship

A new and unique network for established and emerging philanthropists in the UK.

Set up a memorial fund

Set up a memorial fund with the help of the Foundation Scotland to commemorate a loved one.

Charity Trustees

Live well

Working with Morton Fraser, we were able to transfer the perpetual fund for Joseph Thomson into a new revitalised fund - Live Well Edinburgh Fund


Finding exceptional charities

Our in-depth knowledge of the charitable sector in Scotland, ensures that we can match your priorities to charities.

Trash Arts

Received a grant from PF Charitable Trust, to create an integrated music group with 5 disabled members to play at residential homes in the Borders over a period of 10 months.

Professional Advisors

Live well Edinburgh Fund

The Foundation worked with solicitors Morton Fraser to close an ancient trust and transfer the assets to the Foundation. The foundation now manages the grant making programme to reflect the original wishes of the originator of the Fund Joseph Thomson.

Foundation Lunch

The premier spring event for professional advisers to learn more about philanthropy.

Memorial Fund

The gift that keeps giving.

Company Giving


Foundation Scotland supporting Shell UK's charitable giving in Scotland.


Supporting social enterprises and community interest groups looking to grow their business and improve their local community

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford, lead sponsor of the Caledonian Challenge, one of the top UK events in the fundraising calendar. Raising funds for local charities and communities.

Community Benefit

Community Benefit Funds

Our community benefit funds cover 80 community council areas. Find out what's available.

Caithness Conversation

A discussion between community members, businesses and key stakeholders about how funds can be used to benefit Caithness Communities

Advice and support

We can offer advice to developers, communities and grantees on all aspects of community benefit funds

Grants and funding for organisations

Community Benefit Funds

The Foundation distributes approximately £1.14m each year in community benefit funds.

Start and Grow

Start and Grow provides grant and loan packages of up to £60,000 to support the development and growth of both new and existing organisations.

Grants Awarded

We are Scotland's busiest grant maker, our funds get distributed across Scotland. Find out a little bit more about the groups and communities benefiting.

Resilient Scotland

    Investment Packages

    Our investment packages provide community organisations with new sources of capital

    Start & Grow

    Providing grant and loan packages of up to £60,000

    Making Enterprise Happen

    For larger investments up to £500,000

    About us

    Latest News

    Read our latest news and developments at Foundation Scotland

    Meet our Staff

    The Foundation has a dedicated team of professionals, focused on inspiring giving and connecting with exceptional charities. Meet our Chief Executive - Giles Ruck

    Surviving Winter

    Supporting those less fortunate and helping them deal with the winter weather.

    • Trusted partner
    • Positive Impact
    • Inspired Giving
    • Providing Insight
    •  I am Bikes project - women in cafeMaking a Difference

    We read about economic struggles at home and abroad, famine around the world, poverty and health issues in our own backyard. While all these stories are real and represent significant challenges, there is also another side to our world. There are stories of altruism, unsung heroes, life-changing ideas and community-changing inspiration, supported by a helping hand and small amounts of money.

    Where philanthropy meets community is a rewarding space in which we work. Each day we see these stories unfold and it is these stories we choose to share and celebrate at the Foundation. Inspiring giving has been our passion since 1996, when we started connecting philanthropists with exceptional charities, enterprises and community opportunities.

    Last year, thanks to the generosity of our clients, we funded over 2200 projects. We reached all corners of Scotland through grassroots grant making. And we created impact in communities through major donations, investments and capital projects. Behind each grant there is a story and you will find lots of these on our website. We hope these will inspire you. Click on the button to find out more.

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    Santander SEDA Awards

    The award is a national community investment programme, to help support growing social enterprises and enterprising charities working for the direct benefit of their community.

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    Start & Grow

    Start & Grow provides investment packages of up to £60,000 to support the development of both new and existing organisations.

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    Endorse the Charter

    The UK's first community-led Charter on community benefit.

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    Foundation Scotland is undertaking research on behalf...

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    Deutsche Bank's Born to Be programme is now open... ...

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    Grants of up to £2000 available from the Women's Fund ...

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    Just 50 days to go until the Caledonian Challenge 2014...

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