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 Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
The Lithuanian Music Hall Association is a Lithuanian club in Philadelphia supporting Lithuanian culture, education, science, arts, and sports among its members. Established in 1907 through the merger of various Lithuanian clubs and organizations in the Philadelphia region, LMHA is the Philadelphia chapter of the Lithuanian American Community.
Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) is a nonprofit human services organization dedicated to protecting and empowering vulnerable children, youth and families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. The mission of LCFS is to serve children and families in need. LCFS is a member of the Liberty Lutheran family of services.
The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation supports remarkable leaders, through their organizations, working to remove the barriers created by poverty and inequality, which prevent individuals and communities from unleashing their full potential.
Established in 2003, the Main Line Chinese Culture Center, Inc (MLCCC or Ming Lang) is a nonprofit-501c3, nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization that serves as a catalyst to increase understanding between American and Chinese cultures. The MLCCC's mission is to provide compelling insights of China's culture to interested families within the greater Philadelphia area in order to support their educational needs and career aspirations. By the end of 2013, the vision for the group is to grow its operations such that its diversified sources of funding will enable the organization to secure its own site facility, full-time staff, and financial self-sufficiency that will lead to the most effective Chinese cultural education instruction within the state of Pennsylvania.  
The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) is the proud producer of Philadelphia’s official annual Mexican Independence Day Festival each September at Penn’s Landing. This event attracts upwards of 20,000 people and is the most successful of the Summer Series. The MCC celebrates and promotes Mexican culture through annual programming including Cinco De Mayo and Día de los Muertos events. Mexican Cultural Center events have included lectures about Mexican history, culture and traditions. Also there are music performances including popular, opera and folk by Mexican singers, pianist, chamber orchestra as well as Mexican dance performances like folkloric, and Aztec groups, cinematography, and others.
Since 1994 the Mid-Atlantic - Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC/MARBC) has worked to foster business relations between Eurasia/Russia and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, while cultivating mutual appreciation of political, economic, cultural, and educational interests. 
The Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC) is one of the most active business organizations in the Mid Atlantic region. They represent small businesses in general and women, veteran and minority businesses in particular, as well as to promote economic, workforce and community development in the Nation’s Capital and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The Middle East Center is in a privileged position where their meeting point houses different disciplines, departments, and constituents, allowing them to facilitate learning and research opportunities. Among many other services, the organization offers faculty and students fellowships and grants, such as Foreign Language and Area Studies (Title VI) fellowships. The Middle East Center also organizes activities for faculty and students in the form of hands-on experiences such as field trips (locally and overseas). The organization also offers affiliated visiting scholars the chance to use the University's libraries, with over 50,000 holdings on the Middle East, and its museum, which holds the largest collection on a campus in the US.  
Welcome to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. From its inception, Philadelphia has been a welcoming place to people from many walks of life. Our country was built by immigrants and our strength as a City continues to be reinforced by our vibrant diversity.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. 
Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high- quality assessments of healthcare professionals.
Located on Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center brings the U.S. Constitution to life for the whole family through multimedia exhibitions, live performances, timely public programs and dynamic educational resources. As America's first and only nonpartisan, nonprofit institution devoted to the Constitution, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship.
NHI’s premise has always been clear and straightforward. A population that will soon become 1 in 5 Americans by 2050 must have a sustainable human talent pipeline of highly skilled, creative, and socially developed leaders able to influence the direction of its own community’s future. A talent pool with the desire and ability to contribute towards the benefit of society as a whole. In preparing for these changes, NHI also realizes that old solutions to strident and complex human challenges are no longer viable. What is required is an institutional framework and structure allowing for a new era of future Latino leaders to replace deficit community views with an asset understanding of themselves and the community that bolsters self-confidence, uplifts the spirit, and provides the tools and means for self-change and self-growth.
Nationalities Service Center prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) - Philadelphia Chapter is a non-profit membership organization formed to promote trade, create business opportunities, professional relationships, and goodwill between the U.S. Philadelphia Region and Norway. NACC-Philly serves innovative Norwegian and American companies and experienced professionals seeking to develop international business opportunities and expand their professional network. 
The mission of the Office is to support and promote arts, culture and the creative industries; and to develop partnerships and coordinate efforts that weave arts, culture and creativity into the economic and social fabric of the City.
Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century:
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the humanities. We are an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 State Humanities Councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. Our operations are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Federal/State Partnership Office, with additional program funding from generous individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
The Painted Bride Art Center collaborates with emerging and established artists to create, produce and present innovative work that affirms the intrinsic value of all cultures and celebrates the transformative power of the arts. Through performances and exhibitions, education and outreach, the Bride creates a forum for engagement centered on contemporary social issues.