The American-Scottish Foundation®

Autumn has arrived and the calendar is galloping along in this, the 60th Anniversary of the 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 Upcoming Events

January 20, 2017
22nd Annual Burns Night Celebration Dinner

Online tickets on sale...

See all forthcoming, recent and past events in our Events area...

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.

Scottish Americans and Scottish architects have been a leading force in the developing of New York and remain so today. ASF have been invited to expand on the topic under the working title THE SCOTS WHO BUILT AMERICA'S GREAT CITIES– our first being a talk in Washington DC in October. Click here for more...

The 18th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade took place on a wet Saturday April 9th, 2016!

ASF Members and Friends were invited to join us as we marched 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 2016!

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.