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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For 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride.
The Schoerke Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports Heritage Academy, a progressive Ghanaian school that believes that every child, irrespective of where they live, deserves an education that prepares them to make positive contributions to their communities. 
Schools Without Borders' mission to empower girls in marginalized communities through literacy. The GIRLS! Library Project employs a public health approach to utilizing literacy as a reduction tool for social determinants of health such as poverty, education and health inequities, and gender discrimination. New printed and Braille books that meet common core standards are provided to create and maintain libraries for GIRLS! in urban and rural communities to increase early grade reading and early childhood cognitive development from birth to third grade/class three.
The Senegalese Association of Philadelphia is a non-profit promoting the socio-cultural, economic and health fulfillment of the Senegalese community of greater Philadelphia.
The Society of Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals (SILAMP), was founded in Philadelphia in 1991. SILAMP is an association of Latino medical professionals and health providers in the Delaware Valley who are interested in sharing their ideas, resources and successes with those around their communities. The members of SILAMP are dedicated to making a positive impact on our Hispanic neighbors. It is in fact our common Hispanic heritage that binds us together and also gives us the purpose to help those less fortunate, who like us share the Hispanic heritage and heart.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that improves the lives of women and girls. Soroptimist envisions a world where women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential.
The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) was founded in 2008 in order to document and provide access to the diverse and relatively unknown stories of South Asian Americans. Our collection reflects the vast range of experiences of the South Asian diaspora in the United States, including those who trace their heritage to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the many South Asian diaspora communities across the globe.
SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society. We envision a socially, politically and economically just society for all communities to enjoy for all generations.
Founded in 1984, the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC) has over 2 decades of experience serving and advocating for refugees, immigrants, and asylees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our mission is to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities, which would advance the condition of their lives in the United States. 
The Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce is a trade and investment promotion organization whose mission is to enhance mutual partnership, trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa. The Chamber serves as an information resource for strategic market data, as a facilitator of stakeholder networking, a broker of key transactions, and a voice for Chamber members and the business community in the creation of ideal business and economic conditions that foster growth and prosperity in the private sector.
TAFSUS is a non-profit organization established in 1966 to promote better understanding and friendship between the Turkish and the American communities through educational, cultural and social activities. TAFSUS is an association, which serves the Turkish, the Turkish-American and the American communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and South New Jersey.
Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution.
The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a nonsectarian worldwide association dedicated to propagating love of God through the YOGA practice of chanting the holy names of the Lord--"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare" -- devotees purify their consciousness and develop their relationship with Krishna, the supreme Lord.
The Foundation, named for the Revolutionary War hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko, is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City. It was established in 1925 to encourage and promote the study of Polish culture, history, language, and tradition in the United States. It is the Foundation's objective to foster among Americans of Polish ancestry a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage, thereby enriching the pluralistic culture and traditions of the United States of America. 
America's finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century "cabinet museum" setting. The goal of the Museum is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body while appreciating the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Located in Langhorne, PA, The Peace Center designs programming to help reduce violence and conflict in schools, homes and communities through a multicultural, community-based approach. The Center is dedicated to furthering peace by understanding and managing conflict  at the community, national and global levels.
Since 1974, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to education. Graduates from any of our four majors Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management, often jump start their careers and enter the profession in managerial positions. We offer an interactive educational experience in a bustling restaurant environment in the heart of University City, Philadelphia - home to one of the largest student populations in America.