Donate

Through a range of options for giving, including legacies, regular donations and one-off donations, we want to ensure that we are able to fund, both in the short and the long term, the ambitious and worthwhile activities of the RSE.

Ways to Donate


One-off donations can be made by credit or debit card payment, using Paypal, or by cheque made payable to The Royal Society of Edinburgh and sent to 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.


Regular donations can be made through bank transfer or payroll giving. Please contact our Finance Department if you require any information or advice.


This form of giving makes an extremely valuable contribution to the resources available to registered charities, as well as having tax benefits for the donors estate. If you are interested in discussing, in confidence, how a legacy might contribute further to the life of the Society and its public-benefit activities, please contact the Chief Executive, Dr William Duncan.


It is possible to make donations to the RSE through the American Fund for Charities, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organisation. Payments can be made by card by visiting this site.

Further information on the American Fund for Charities is available here.

To pay by cheque, please complete the donation form using the RSE reference number AFC775. You can send your donation (cheque made payable to “The American Fund for Charities”) and completed form to the RSE and we will pass it on to the AFC for processing, or you can send it directly to them at:

The American Fund for Charities
c/o Chapel & York Limited
1000 N. West St
Suite 1200
Wilmington DE 19801

Telephone: +1 302 295 4959