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 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 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.
Women International Leaders (WIL) of Greater Philadelphia, Inc. is an association of women concerned with women's issues globally and improving the status of women around the world. Our steps are small but focused. We educate ourselves by listening to those working in the field and through international travel; we advocate for and contribute to women's empowerment through microbanking; and we seek out like minded women to expand our influence.
Women's Campaign International (WCI) empowers women worldwide to actively participate in civil society, political leadership, economic development and peace building. Specializing in transitional states and post-conflict regions around the world, WCI equips women and girls with the skills and support needed to transform their lives and communities. Below are just a few examples of the impact WCI has made worldwide:
The Association was established in 1931, with the purpose of promoting international trade, through monthly meetings and seminars. The Executive Board, Board of Directors, and members are all volunteers who represent every segment of the maritime industry. Through their combined efforts, they are able to offer extraordinary networking opportunities at well-attended events, particularly the Annual Banquet (held in September) and the Golf Outing (held in June).