Ways to Give

The people and companies who give through the SCF are as wide spread as the communities and charities they support.

The Scottish Community Foundation provides them with simple ways to give and make sure every penny is used to maximum effect.

You can direct your support to the causes you care about, at a local or national level. Or we can advise you on community projects which match your charitable wishes.

As a fundholder giving through SCF we offer you:
  • Advice on where your gift could go - a match-making service
  • Feedback from grant recipients
  • Full reports on your giving - including a personal log-in on this website
  • Recognition for your contribution
  • Our newsletters and yearbook, and invitations to Foundation events
The number of people who choose to give through SCF is growing all the time.  We now manage over 250 charitable funds ranging from Foundation Accounts to invested funds.  You have the choice of adding to one of our exisiting funds or setting up your own to support the causes that are important to you.

Find out more as an individual or as a company. Read more about community foundations here, or find out about our staff and trustees.


Learn more


Compare a fund vs. a trust

Tax advantages of giving shares, cash

Ten steps to setting up a fund

Giving Back

Miss McLeod – local giving made more effective

Common Questions

What is the minimum contribution needed to start a fund?

Why give through a Community Foundation rather than establishing my own charitable trust?

View all Individual Giving FAQ

View all Company Giving FAQ

Ways to Give