The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation SCIO (Scottish Charity Number SC047873) is a registered charity and was set up in 1999 on the initiative of the late Patrick Cassells. The purpose of the Foundation is to conserve, improve, and develop the historic character of the town of St Andrews for the benefit of the public.
Funding comes from two sources, namely the Foundation's annual auction of magnificent golf packages for four people, and from the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation, the charitable wing of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Each year an amateur place in the Championship is auctioned, the proceeds from which are awarded to the Pilgrim Foundation: "a living breathing link between the amateur golfers of today and the historical fabric of the past which gives the 'auld grey toon' its unique place in golfing folklore".
The following organisations and people have contributed generously to the work of the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation in the form of finance, their work or their time.