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.


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We are pleased to announce that the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Ryszard Schnepf have graciously offered to sponsor SCA's 2015 Benefit at the Polish Embassy. 

In what is sure to be a special evening, SCA will highlight our support of Klub Filary, a Warsaw-based program for girls and young women.  Klub Filary programs promote creativity and foster hope, joy, and optimism and a pro-active approach to society. 

Read more about Klub Filary here (and in Polish here).

Join us at our 7th Annual Benefit and change a woman's life forever!


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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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Empowering Women in Lithuania from Teenager to Woman Program

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