who we are

The Foundation for Social and Cultural Advancement (SCA) helps girls and women around the world live with dignity and build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.  We address the needs of the whole woman—not just a limited aspect of her existence—by bringing to light her full potential in the cultivating roles that she undertakes.

Women are the key to successful cultural transformation, so the programs we partner with support this concept, fostering their comprehensive dignity.  

Across the globe, we engage with local institutions that address at the grassroots level the specialized needs of their communities while promoting their holistic enrichment. By giving these women the necessary tools of education and expertise, we are empowering them to reverse their plight—and that of generations to come—because of the multiplying effect that women have in society.


Latest News from SCA

SCA's 2014 Sixth Annual Benefit
On October 17th, we celebrated our Sixth Annual Benefit in a very special evening at the Residence of His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States and Madame Maria Victoria J. Cuisia.   During the event, Benefit Chair Mrs. Belita Paterno shared her inspiring first hand experience of the hard work of our Philippines Kabataan partner.  Learn more about Kabataan.  

The 2014 Special Honor Award was given to Mr. and Mrs. Gerard E. Mitchell in recognition of their outstanding, faithful commitment to SCA in support of girls and women's programs.

2014 Benefit

With your help and generosity, we have influenced 86,500 women, girls and their families.

SCA's 2014 Newsletters Available

Read about our Benefit 2014 highlighted program and testimonials from both donors and beneficiaries in the Summer 2014 Building Bridges newsletter. You can download it from our Newsletters page.

Call for new 2015 Grant Applications is Closed.

The application deadline for renewal grants is January 15, 2015. Thank you to all who have applied. For more information, please visit our Grants page.


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Foundation SCA is a 501 (c) 3 Federal Tax Exempt Non-Profit Public Charity legally incorporated in Washington, D.C.





Blog: M O S A I C

M O S A I C is the blog of Foundation SCA Program Manager, Michelle Datiles, which captures the news and stories, people and places that relate to her work and the mission of the Foundation.

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