Foundation of Hearts

Foundation of Hearts

The Foundation of Hearts is a not-for-profit organisation that was created in 2010 by a group of local businesspeople, all of whom are lifelong Hearts fans.

We have a shared and passionate vision for the future which is based on bringing Heart of Midlothian back to the people who are truly passionate about this wonderful club – the fans.

Ann Budge & FOH Chairman Stuart Wallace


In 2013, the Foundation was joined by all the Hearts supporters' organisations – the Federation of Hearts Supporters Clubs, the Heart of Midlothian Shareholders' Association, the Heart of Midlothian Supporters’ Trust, Hearts Youth Development Committee (HYDC), and Save Our Hearts. With the support of Supporters Direct Scotland, and under the chairmanship of Ian Murray MP, this new united group worked under the Foundation of Hearts ‘banner’ to take forward the fan ownership vision.

8,000-strong, around £125,000 a month is pledged to the club and in May 2018, Foundation chairman Stuart Wallace handed over a cheque for £3million towards the Tynecastle Redevelopment Fund.

The club officially became the largest fan owned club in the UK in 2021.

Visit the Foundation of Hearts website