Organizations

The Philadelphia region is home to hundreds of non-profit organizations, civic and professional associations, and public agencies dedicated to connecting the region to the rest of the world and enhancing its international reputation.  

Whether it's an international development agency working on behalf of women's rights in Afghanistan or teaching sustainable agricultural techniques in Africa, an association of citizens organized in support of the goals of the United Nations, a chapter of the International Visitors Council dedicated to citizen diplomacy, or a chamber of commerce focused on promoting business ties with South America, you can find it here.  

 

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 (GPA member organizations appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-member organizations in alphabetical order.)

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Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha for Everyone (APM) is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization helping Philadelphia area families achieve their full potential in life.
AID Inc is a non-profit organization that brings together volunteers and aims to empower the poor and the needy in India through projects in literacy, health care, rural development and women's empowerment in all the regions of India. AID currently has 41 volunteer-run chapters across the US, funding and supporting 100's of projects and major programs in India. AID Philadelphia was born on September 13, 2003. AID Philadelphia volunteers meet at the University of Pennsylvania campus in the University City campus in Philadelphia fortnightly on Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by them, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with their innovative business services, ASTM standards enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child’s hand to the aircraft overhead. Working across borders, disciplines and industries ASTM harnesses the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services.
Co-founded by two University of Pennsylvania alumni (C'15) in July of 2014, AsylumConnect (www.asylumconnect.org) is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit creating the first online, centralized resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. The AsylumConnect catalog helps persecuted LGBTQ people identify and access human needs resources upon their arrival in the U.S.
BigPictureSmallWorld Inc. is dedicated to providing quality educational, training, and consulting programs that inform, inspire and empower. BigPicture works with schools, colleges, corporations, and organizations around the world seeking to motivate and excite students, executives, and others about the wonders and challenges of the global predicament and how each person can participate in shaping the world to match core values. BigPicture uses simulations, games, web movies, lectures, assemblies, teacher development, consulting, books, and curriculum materials toward this purpose.
BPSOS-Delaware Valley has served the Vietnamese-American community of the Delaware Valley—which includes Philadelphia and the South Jersey region-- for 10 years. BPSOS-Delaware Valley works at the local level to achieve the organization's national mission - to assist Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for a life in liberty and dignity by empowering, equipping and organizing Vietnamese American communities in their progress toward self-sufficiency.
Since its establishment in 2001, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery has represented and exhibited artists whose work displays the variety and genius of contemporary art now being created in the US.
Founded in 1991, the British American Business Council (BABC) of Greater Philadelphia serves to promote increased trade and investment between the UK and Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The council facilitates social and commercial interaction for the benefit of the individual, the corporation and the region in which we operate. Located in Center City Philadelphia, the BABC is an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is supported by major businesses in the region. Currently, the BABC has a membership of over 250 companies and individuals that have businesses in the region.
The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) mission is to improve the quality of life of Cambodian Americans in Greater Philadelphia through direct service, advocacy, and cultural education. Our vision is to empower Cambodian Americans to be productive and successful individuals in society at large. 
Casa de Venezuela is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to promote the culture, traditions, folklore and roots of Venezuela in the Delaware Valley region -- also known as The Greater Philadelphia region -- through cultural, artistic, educational, community and social events and programs.
Casa Monarca is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the Mexican culture and traditions through artistic, educational and social programs and events that involve the local and general community in the south Philadelphia area.
The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) is a leader in international education and training in comparative media law and policy. It affords students, academics, lawyers, regulators, civil society representatives and others the opportunity to evaluate and discuss comparative, global and international communications issues. Working with the Annenberg School, the University of Pennsylvania, and research centers, scholars and practitioners from around the world, CGCS provides research opportunities for graduate students; organizes conferences and trainings; and provides consulting and advisory assistance to academic centers, governments, and NGOs.
The Center for Global Women's Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues. Faculty practice and programs of research use a health equity framework with a focus on social justice. Penn Nursing Professor Marilyn (Lynn) Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health.
Founded in 1992, the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania is the only research institution in the United States dedicated to the study of contemporary India. The Center's key goals are to nurture a new generation of scholars across disciplines and to provide a forum for dialogue among the academic, business, and foreign policy communities. Through its collaborative research initiatives, seminars, conferences, publications, and outreach, the Center provides in-depth, policy-relevant analysis of the most pressing issues facing India and the Indo-US relationship today.
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester, a membership based not-for-profit, is the leading business organization focused on helping you make effective community and businesses contacts. Centrally located in the heart of Chester County, our networking, marketing and advertising opportunities will be the foundation for new business for your company.