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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It's a non-sectarian organization, founded in 1991, open to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The main goal of the Center is to cultivate compassion and loving kindness, based on the philosophy and methods taught by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is a non-profit, membership based organization focused on serving the business needs of over 1,000 business members in the Chester County region. We strive to represent the area's business and community interests through actively promoting a pro–business climate in our region. We are a pro–active force in the community that seeks to promote Chester County as a premier place to live and work.
The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP) is a non-profit, apolitical membership organization created to foster increased and improved commercial and trade relations between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region.
Cinémathèque is a foreign film series curated by an independent media arts collective. These intimate screenings take place in designated venues within Center City Philadelphia with the intention of expanding the discussion surrounding international film language.
    The Need Cradles to Crayons has a special niche, and—in its three host cities—meets a critical need.
Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world. Our concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, and other activities educate the public by providing a welcoming and affordable environment for music-lovers of all ages and backgrounds to explore seldom-heard sounds and engage in intercultural dialogue. Crossroads is a community-based not-for-profit organization where musicians retain the freedom to stay close to their roots and also explore new avenues of expression. The Crossroads team is inspired by and seeks to maintain West Philadelphia’s historic role as a diverse and inclusive meeting place for different cultures, social and economic classes, and progressive social movements.
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce aims to enhance business in the region and promote the economic well-being of the county. We focus on providing valuable benefits, strengthening the quality of life within the community, serving as your liaison between business & government, and preparing our future workforce.
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented organization dedicated to promoting its members and the economic health of eastern Montgomery County. We are committed to serving as a catalyst by uniting business, community agencies, government and education to make our county a great place to live and work. 
EG is a strategic sustainability consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. For community development organizations, municipalities, and private companies, we offer a variety of strategic consulting services designed to make their operations more sustainable, benefiting the environment as well as the client's bottom line.  
Einstein Healthcare Network is a private, not-for-profit organization with several major facilities and many outpatient centers. Our primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the greater Philadelphia region.
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. The Philadelphia regional chapter of EWB-USA, the Mid-Atlantic Professionals (EWB-MAP), was established in September 2005. Since its inception, EWB-MAP has worked on establishing its unique vision, finding strong leaders, growing membership and developing fundraising to enable success. The EWB-MAP currently has water and sanitation projects established in Rwanda, Philippines, and El Salvador.
The Envision Peace Museum is an independent, not-for-profit institution under development in Philadelphia. The Museum fosters insight into the meanings and roots of peace while empowering visitors to overcome violence and injustice in their lives and in the world.
  Esperanza College seeks to provide members of the Hispanic and local communities a Christian faith-based education that is affordable and culturally appropriate so that they can continue their contributions to and leadership in their communities and become even more effective.
EstudiaChile is dedicated to improving cultural and educational connections between the United States and Chile, with the understanding that international education promotes peace and global cooperation. Whether studying-abroad as an undergraduate, backpacking across Patagonia, working as a professor at a university, or teaching English at an institute, EstudiaChile believes that these educational experiences are also opportunities for citizen diplomacy and cultural understanding.
Millions of Europeans live outside of the European Union and many more live outside of their country of origin within the EU. "European CItizens Abroad" is an international, non-partisan, and pro-EU political organization. "Europeans Abroad Vote 2014", their first initiative, aims at raising awareness of the EU Parliament Elections in 2014 and increasing participation of European citizens who do not live in their native country.