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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Founded in 1909, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring the region's prosperity through analysis and action. We bring together established and emerging leaders to understand the region's challenges and work toward innovative solutions.
Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and links emerging leaders from around the world, helping them to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. EF provides a transformational experience leading to lifetime engagement in a global network, where dialogue and collaboration make the world more prosperous, just and peaceful.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy believes in the power of open spaces and the importance of nature to urban communities.
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center tells the story of the Schuylkill River and its human connections throughout history.
Many Flemish people have migrated to the U.S.A. Newcomers may find this area lively, but, sometimes, overwhelming, and VIW is responsive to their needs. VIW provides newcomers with information, answers to practical questions, and referral to appropriate organizations. The organization provides contacts with other Flemings who may become friends, with whom they can share experiences, maintain the language, and share business experiences and contacts.
Founded in 1955, FPRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.
The Forum of Executive Women is a membership organization of over 400 women of influence in the Greater Philadelphia region, whose members hold top positions in every major segment of the community.
Fox's power is illustrated through entrepreneurial thinking, a global network and constant curriculum innovation. All of this - as well as technology, diversity, world-class faculty and more - is inside Greater Philadelphia's largest business school, part of one of the world's largest universities. 
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.
L'École française internationale de Philadelphie est un établissement scolaire bilingue situé à Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvanie. The French International School of Philadelphia is a private, independent PK-G8 school serving an international community and providing a bilingual education to children.
In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park - historic Chamounix Mansion International Hostel has welcomed overnight guests and groups for more than forty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.
The Friends of Independence National Historical Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which was created in 1972 with the intent to not only help Independence National Historical Park gear up for the Bicentennial of the United States in 1976 but to become a partner with the park to help in the growth and development.
GEEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting as many teachers as possible to travel abroad and then share their experiences with their students upon their return to the classroom.
Since 1891, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia has explored the world, bringing programs focused on travel, exploration, science and history to our members and the public.
The mission of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – Philadelphia is to promote the development of trade and investment opportunities between the U.S. and Germany. Our Marketing and Business Development Services are designed to assist our clients in growing their business in both the U.S. and Germany, to facilitate international connections, cooperation and to foster mutually beneficial business relationships.
Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded by educators in 1981 to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of living in a global society. GEM has consistently worked with students, teachers and administrators through on-site and distance learning workshops and classroom program support to promote a better understanding of the world and its people. An integral part of GEM's mission is to support the work and mission of the United Nations and the important role of civil society in today's world.
The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) provides a forum for the exchange of divergent perspectives in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nation states.
Global Water Alliance (formally The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative) is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world.
Gphomestay provides residential solutions for international students living in the United States. Their trained staff is committed to connecting ambitious international students with dedicated American host families who will provide accommodations that are not only safe, but enhance the students’ holistic American experience.
The GPCA is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.