What we are looking for
Our aim is to support initiatives where we can truly make a difference. We support a very broad range of projects, spanning arts and culture, community initiatives, environment, grassroots sports, health and education, social causes and charities working internationally.
Other than our international giving, all of our philanthropic support is targeted to charities headquartered in and working in Scotland.
Our support is purely philanthropic, so we are not looking for any marketing, branding or PR benefits.
We do not support conferences, one-off events like fundraising galas, or individual fundraising appeals, and prefer to support long-term projects making a difference.
If you are a charity or community organisation with an income of less than £250,000, we would encourage you to consider our Foundation Scotland funds, which support community, grassroot sports and international projects.
If you are unsure whether your charity meets our remit, feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to advise.
Our approach to philanthropy
Before you submit an enquiry or proposal, it’s worth reading our introduction to Philanthropy at Baillie Gifford, which gives an overview of our approach and why we donate.
Asking for support
Meet our team
Meet the team working on your proposals.