About Us

Lion Rampant


New York City, 1956


Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton


Charitable 501(C)(3) Corporation

Registration No

NY State 42623

Federal ID No



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. 

Function & Purpose

The Foundation is:

  • Inclusive
  • National in scope
  • Contemporary in focus
  • Commercial, as well as, cultural in orientation
  • A bridge between the United States and Scotland
  • Facilitator, advisor and supporter, as required
  • Operator of Scotland House
  • Promoter of Scotland, its history, its present and its future
Eiledn Donan Castle

The Foundation's purpose is to conduct such activities as will enable it to fulfil its mission. Activities include fundraising, education, social interaction, facilitation, consultation and promotion of inward travel to Scotland. The Foundation's policy is to collaborate with and support Scottish cultural and commercial organizations.

Information regarding the foundations objectives and strategies.

Membership Policy

Its membership policy is inclusive without regard to heritage, lineage or sex. Membership is open to corporations and institutions, as well as individuals.