Learn how SCA serves the Swedish-American community.


Over the past three decades, SCA has provided nearly $900,000 in grants for hundreds of projects as they helped open the doors of Swedishness within their local community.

Every year, literally thousands of people are reached by exhibits, performances, lectures and events funded by SCA.

Perhaps your organization or project would benefit from an SCA Grant. The 2015 SCA Grant Guidelines and Application are now available.


Almost since its inception over 40 years ago, SCA has been offering scholarships to American youth wanting to broaden their educational experience in Sweden and to Swedish students eager to study in the United States.

Our original offering of just two scholarships recently expanded to four and three more SCA Scholarships are in the works. Soon there will be SCA Scholars in a broad variety of fields studying and learning all across Sweden and America.


SCA Awards honor hard-working individuals and dedicated organizations that have made exceptional contributions to Swedish-American or Swedish-Canadian life.

Some recipients are recognized for their remarkable accomplishments within their local community. Others are individuals who have made significant impact on a national or international basis.

Still others are outstanding organizations reaching important milestones in their achievement record.


Regardless of your preferred medium, SCA Communications connects you to Swedish America and Sweden.

From a printed quarterly magazine dropped in your mailbox to an electronic newsletter delivered to your inbox or even nearly daily news on your Facebook feed, SCA keeps you in touch with what it means to be Swedish.

Your support is critical as Swedish Council of America supports preservation of Swedish Heritage, promotes understanding of Swedish Culture and builds stronger ties between Sweden, the United States and Canada!

På Svenska

Swedish Council of America har som focus:
Stöd Svenska Coundil of America
i dag!

Swedish Council of America är en icke vinstdrivande organisation som har som uppgift att medverka till och stödja samverkan mellan alla föreningar och individer vars mål är att sprida kunskap om, förståelse för och uppskattning av det svenska kulturarvet i det amerikanska vardagslivet samt att stärka samtida kulturella band mellan Nordamerika och Sverige.

Swedish Council of America grundades 1972 och medverkar till att svenskamerikaner och svenskar kan samarbeta på nationell och internationell nivå. Idag har SCA cirka 150 medlemsföreningar över hela USA, i Kanada och i Sverige.

Sedan 2004 har Swedish Council of America också varit närvarande i Sverige, genom sitt medarbete med Sverige Amerika Centret i Karlstad. Swedish Council of America och Sverige Amerika Centret lanserar tillsammans kvartalstidningen Sverige & Amerika.

  • Bidrog

    Att ge ekonomiskt stöd till svenskamerikanska grupper i nordamerika i deras verksamhet att behålla och sprida svenskkultur i nordamerika.

  • Stipendier

    Att ge ut stipendier till ungdomar som studerar svenska språket, svensk kultur eller svenska insattser.

  • Priser

    Att erkänna individer och grupper som har bidragit till att förbättra den svenskamerikanska gemenskapen.

  • Kommunikationer

    Att ge ut intressanta och upplysande kommunikationer.

SCA in Action!

Supporting, Connecting, Awarding!
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Musical Group
“There were people were dancing in the isles and in the back of the tent. Clearly, the audience enthusiastically responded to their performances. We thank Swedish Council of America for the support we received.”
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Karl-Oskar Choir

High School Choir
“The Choir had several public appearances in Duluth, at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, and at a music service in the Church of Sweden in New York City. In addition, the Choir at several occasions”
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Sarah Lucht

2014 Seaborg Scholar
“I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude for the opportunity provided to me by the SCA Glenn T. Seaborg Science Scholarship to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS).”
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Ronald A. Johnson

SCA Award of Merit
“Ron also helps organize and works tirelessly on the annual Midsommar at Dalesburg Festival. This year is the 146th time Midsommar will be celebrated in Dalesburg. “

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