The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a community of like-minded Americans committed to protecting the rich cultural heritage and unspoiled natural resources of Scotland. Since 2000, we have provided more than $7 million in funding for the essential work of Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland. Join us as we safeguard the Trust’s irreplaceable treasures for future generations.
The Foundation is actively raising funding for projects identified as priorities by the Trust. Read on for details about the challenges the Trust is facing and how you can help with these priority projects.
Since 2000, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA has granted more than $7 million in funding to support programs of the National Trust for Scotland. Among some of the recent grants made to the Trust are structural repairs to the Robert Burns Monument, wildlife protection efforts on St. Kilda, and the acquisition of a historic object at Culloden.
The Burns Monument, an iconic tribute and first memorial dedicated to the life and work of Robert Burns, is in need of vital structural repairs. The subject of the Foundation’s tremendously successful 2014 Annual Appeal, the Monument will benefit from donations made by hundreds of American donors.
Iona welcomes over 120,000 visitors annually, however the small island has few facilities to provide them with information or shelter. Funding from the Foundation will support the establishment of a welcome center for visitors to this iconic property.