Scottish Community Foundation funds are designed to be flexible, innovative and personalised, making us one of the best ways to support causes you care about.

  • Your fund can meet local, national and multiple charitable needs
  • We can advise your grantmaking with community knowledge. You retain control
  • You can make a lasting impact, we will meet your charitable wishes in perpetuity
  • You can avoid the high costs and administration of a private charitable Trust
  • You benefit from maximum tax advantages
There are three types of funds that an individual, or family, can set-up. You can hold any combination of these fund types with us:

Types of funds
Foundation Account (Individuals)

A charitable bank account which enables you to manage your regular or one-off giving.

Immediate Impact Fund (Individuals)

You choose a theme and / or geographic community and we match community projects’ needs to your charitable wishes, throughout the year.

Invested Fund (Individuals)

We match community projects’ needs to your charitable wishes awarding grants from the revenue of your invested fund. And we ensure your capital continues to grow and provide grant revenue forever.

Existing Funds (Individuals)

We manage named funds and trusts to which you can contribute, as an alternative to establishing your own fund.

Other opportunities
The Baxters’ Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Voted 2nd best UK running event in 2004 the marathon follows a spectacular route through stunning Highland scenery; the River Ness 10K and 5K complements the marathon.

The RBS Caledonian Challenge

Perhaps the most challenging, rewarding and fastest-growing outdoor endurance fundraising event of its kind. Walking 54 miles in 24 hours is no mean feat!

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