The Linda Norgrove Foundation is a trust that gives grants to fund education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.

Sponsor an Afghan medical student

Help change a young woman’s life by sponsoring her through medical school.

About the Foundation

The Foundation was set up in memory of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove, who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt.

She was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. Linda was kidnapped and subsequently died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in October 2010.

The Foundation is run from the UK by Linda’s parents and four other voluntary trustees. Two part time women employees and two volunteer Afghan professionals monitor and report on projects within the country.

10th anniversary 10k

Take part in our 10th anniversary virtual 10k in October – run, walk or cycle wherever you are in the world and help raise money to support women and children in Afghanistan.

Find out more and register


Read how we spend your donations

Featured project

Bringing joy with the children’s circus

We’re delighted to support this mission to bring joy and learning to Afghan children.



Holiday cottage supports Foundation

Two very different types of holiday accommodation on the Isle of Lewis are benefitting the Linda Norgrove Foundation.

read more about Timsgarry Byre and Mangersta Bothy