The Foundation exists to promote education and cultural links between Wales and North America.
A charity of over 30 years standing, we provide scholarships and bursaries; host events that create awareness of historical and on-going trans-Atlantic links; continue to develop a network of people on both sides of 'the pond' to support our work; and make awards to commemmorate individuals who we feel have, by personal example, furthered Welsh-American relations.
The founders in Wales included the late Sir William Crawshay and in the United States John K (Jack) Evans who had begun his career sailing in ships exporting slate from Porthmadog and who ended up in a position of great influence in the US. oil industry.
Originally known as the National Welsh-American Federation, we changed our name to North America Wales Foundation in 2017 to reflect growing participation in Canada.