Established in 2001, Sindh Community Foundation (SCF) is a national level NGO registered in Societies act XX1, 1860 under the registration number 5104 in 2007, based in Hyderabad, Sindh province of Pakistan.SCF is in special consultative status with UNECOSOC since 2015 and is also certified with Pakistan Center for Philanthropy -PCP. SCF has MOU with Economic Affairs Division , Government of Pakistan. The organization was established by a few young students of sociology and social activists belong to Hala and Hyderabad with the key intervention to reach out the population living in rural and urban slums of both cities of Sindh organizing free blood screening /blood donation. It engaged young people and formed community based youth groups to provide blood donation to needy people of their communities to save their lives on time. Further it shifted its working approach from charity to development by engaging people to take collective efforts for their social service’s needs. SCF is a national NGO striving for creating an inclusive, equitable and a just society regardless of colour, caste and gender through reaching the unreached and neglected segments of the society. Its priority is to have effective and sustainable development actions in the grass root level and testify about vulnerable population. Its prime intervention was youth development, organizing youth and engaging terms in social change process. Further it increased its programmatic outreach and focus on women and girls, rural communities and agriculture workers. SCF has also CSOs observer accreditation with Green Climate Fund and also a member of Global Disaster Risk Reduction Network. SCF envisions for creating a just community which is self-sustained and every member of the community has better opportunity to live dignified life. SCF since its inception, is working in sectors of education, gender based violence, economic justice, economic empowerment, youth engagement, disaster risk reduction , climate and environmental jutsice, Human rights and governance and Peace building. SCF advocate for the protection of rights of the neglected segments and bring their issues in the front line to be heard by the policy makers and advocate with the concerned authorities to address their issues to make these segments to prosper.
SCF believes in joint effort and hence it collaborates with local organizations, government authorities and other stakeholders to work for creating communities which is empowered, have access to all the basic facilities and is self-sustained. SCF works for long term change rather than a quick and short term change.SCF has closely worked with national, international donors including, UN agencies like UNDP, UNESCO, UN Habitat, UN Women, Government of Sindh to implement the development projects. SCF has responded the humanitarian crises in 2010 and 2011 in Sindh and worked for early response and recovery for flood affected population. It has also worked in disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Sindh Province. SCF has been part of the international, regional and national forums on various themes mainly Asia Pacific Forum Sustainable Development-SDGs,UN Commission on Status of Women, Pakistan Peace Forum, The SUN (Scale Up Nutrition), Civil Society Alliance (CSA), Girls Not Brides. SCF has built a strong coordination on development interventions with the academia viz; Sindh Development Study Center of University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, Institute of Environmental Engineering & Management (IEEM) -of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamhsoro, Planning and Development Board, Government of Sindh, Education, Labor and women development department.
SCF wins climate Just Climate solution award at COP27 Egypt SCF is winner of the Gender Just Climate Solution Award’ during the Climate Conference COP27 in Egypt. This was awarded by Women Engage for Common Future and United Nations Climate Nations Climate Technology Centre & Network UNCTCN and Women and Gender Constituency for the work on advancing labor rights of women cotton workers in rising temperature and climate change impacts in Sindh.