Did you know the Chicago Scots is the oldest not-for-profit in Illinois?
Our dedication to nourishing Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture allows us to support our two principal charities: the Scottish Home - a haven of expert elder care deeply informed by a century of experience and our Caledonian House - a unique model of person-centered memory care.
Established in 1845 as the Illinois Saint Andrew Society of the City of Chicago, our Scottish organization is the oldest 501(c)3 charity in Illinois. Today, as the Chicago Scots, we have grown into the largest Scottish cultural organization in North America.
The Chicago Scots organize and host a wide variety of events including the Scottish Festival and Highland Games, to educate, entertain, preserve Scottish customs and promote both traditional and contemporary Scottish culture.
The Chicago Scots organize cultural initiatives like the Scottish History and Genealogy Clubs and the world's only Scottish American Museum and Scottish American Hall of Fame to tell the stories of Scottish journeys and contributions to; and experiences and accomplishments in North America.