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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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.
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.
The Tesla Science Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the life, legacy and scientific innovations of Nikola Tesla. Having successfully hosted numerous lectures, seminars, forums - to include the annual Energy Independence Conference and Tesla Memorial Conference - the Foundation is the most active Tesla related organization in the United States today.
Where Ambitious Women Connect to Each Other and to the Best of What Philadelphia Has to Offer
The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. We engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. We present bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.
The Tibetan Association of Philadelphia is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the State of Pennsylvania. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan Cultural, Tradition, Language within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet. The Tibetan Association is committed to the principle of non-violence and considers His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the Spiritual leader of Tibet. It recognizes the Tibetan Government in Exile, based in India, as the legitimate government of Tibet.
Traveling Mercies' purpose is dedicated to helping others, while creating a vehicle to remove barriers between cultures so that individuals can share their strengths, assets and blessings with each other.  Human equality is most important and can only be achieved through compassion, love and sharing our life experiences.
University of the Sciences is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university founded in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first school of pharmacy in North America. Today, the University continues to build on that esteemed tradition by offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in pharmacy and a variety of other health-related disciplines.
Usiloquy Dance Designs is dedicated to promoting Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam in a contemporary context through original evening length performances and education outreach.
Established in 1960, Valley Forge Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the western metropolitan Philadelphia areas including Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties.
The Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ltd. is a private, non-profit membership sales and marketing organization which promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by promoting patronage of its member hotels, restaurants, attractions and services. It was founded by the Montgomery County Commissioners in 1963 as the officially chartered tourism promotion agency of Montgomery County. The County Commissioners voted to privatize it in 1999, while maintaining oversight through the agency's volunteer board of directors. The Bureau does not receive funding from Montgomery County.
 Washington Memorial Chapel — located on Pennsylvania Route 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park — is both a national memorial dedicated to General George Washington and an active Episcopal parish in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership and service matter. Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.