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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In the late 1800s women weren't allowed yet to vote in elections, and thus it would seem that they wouldn't be able to wield the political power needed to bring about change.
The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, sits on a 42-acre Victorian garden and is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction.
Profugo is a grassroots non-profit organization involved in International Development. Our mission is to provide communities with access to tools and resources that enable them to build a better quality of life. Our vision is creating a world where brighter futures are possible because all communities have equal access to a better quality of life.
The Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) seeks to end the global threat of nuclear weapons by educating the public and lawmakers about the dangers of nuclear weapons, the need for nuclear disarmament, and the urgent necessity of nuclear non-proliferation.
Today’s marketers increasingly depend on technology for success. Raab Associates provides consulting to help select the right tools and deploy them effectively. Since 1987, we have been respected for our objectivity, thoroughness and dedication to our clients. Whether your challenge is defining business requirements, choosing software or service providers, or measuring marketing results, Raab Associates will combine in-depth analysis of your situation with our unparalleled industry expertise to ensure you find the best solutions available.
RAGOH’s innovate global partnerships seek to remind girls everywhere of their invaluable worth and affirm their strength, creativity and resilience. As girls, regardless of where they live, develop a healthy self-esteem and take ownership of their education, they come to believe they have a voice and can make a difference! As they develop empathy for others and an excitement for learning that goes beyond classroom walls, we truly believe they WILL create social change across the globe!
Rough Cut Productions is a collaborative media production team handling all aspects of media creation with a significant focus upon video production. Rough Cut was founded by Douglas Herman- Director of media studies at Science Leadership Academy in 2009, and has been providing professional media services for the greater Philadelphia area ever since.
The vision of Samaritans-At-Last Personal Care Program is to serve Chester County PA and Delaware County PA by caring for individuals in the most home-like environment possible, given their preference and based on their particular needs. Our Program provides support services to elders with daily living needs to remain at home in their communities.
The Samuel S. Fels Fund was founded in 1935 by Samuel S. Fels, a Philadelphia philanthropist who made his money in the manufacture of Fels Naptha, a popular household soap. We are a private independent foundation with broad interests in community programs, education and the arts.
Save our sites will advocate for the preservation of sites and structures within the City of Philadelphia deemed valuable. These sites include historic ones, though they may not always be certified or in historic districts.
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to Greater Philadelphia. Select assists companies interested in the region by providing detailed information about the 11-county area.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, a traditional-style Japanese house and garden reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures and gardens dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
 The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania coordinates faculty and students drawn from many departments and several schools who develop and participate in community and campus-wide programs and activities pertaining to South Asia. The organization works in consonance with the Department of South Asia Studies and the Graduate Group in South Asia Regional Studies and provides outreach activities to K-12 teachers and students in surrounding communities.  
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was formed by the 2010 merger between all-girls Springside School and all-boys Chestnut Hill Academy, private Pre-K–12 schools on adjacent campuses.
Studio Incamminati exists to meet the express needs of students eager to learn the aesthetic and philosophical techniques and principles of humanist realism. Modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French atelier, Studio Incamminati provides a dynamic teaching program to produce highly skilled artists who can call upon their abilities to create art with depth of purpose.
It is estimated that there are now between 250,000 and 500,000* environmental and social justice organizations throughout the world today. While this organizational explosion is an encouraging indication that there is demand for justice, consumer awareness is increasing, and responsible business is profitable, the emerging (r)evolution comes with a great deal of redundancy, confusion, and unnecessary competition.
  SACC-Philadelphia was founded in 1999 as a non-profit member organization serving the Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware region. Our mission is to encourage and promote an exchange of technology, trade and culture between Scandinavia and the Greater Philadelphia regions, while providing members with a spectrum of services and social events.
Team Pennsylvania Foundation is a non-partisan charitable non-profit created in 1997 to bridge the gap between government and the private sector and allow both sides to partner for the betterment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is the largest provider of tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management education in the Philadelphia region and an international model for innovative teaching and research.
The Office of International Affairs leads Temple's international initiatives, promoting globalization as one of Temple's core values. The office brings together various constituencies and units, working to integrate a global perspective throughout Temple's academic and co-curricular programs.