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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Casa de Venezuela is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to promote the culture, traditions, folklore and roots of Venezuela in the Delaware Valley region -- also known as The Greater Philadelphia region -- through cultural, artistic, educational, community and social events and programs.
Casa Monarca is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the Mexican culture and traditions through artistic, educational and social programs and events that involve the local and general community in the south Philadelphia area.
The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) is a leader in international education and training in comparative media law and policy. It affords students, academics, lawyers, regulators, civil society representatives and others the opportunity to evaluate and discuss comparative, global and international communications issues. Working with the Annenberg School, the University of Pennsylvania, and research centers, scholars and practitioners from around the world, CGCS provides research opportunities for graduate students; organizes conferences and trainings; and provides consulting and advisory assistance to academic centers, governments, and NGOs.
The Center for Global Women's Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues. Faculty practice and programs of research use a health equity framework with a focus on social justice. Penn Nursing Professor Marilyn (Lynn) Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health.
Founded in 1992, the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania is the only research institution in the United States dedicated to the study of contemporary India. The Center's key goals are to nurture a new generation of scholars across disciplines and to provide a forum for dialogue among the academic, business, and foreign policy communities. Through its collaborative research initiatives, seminars, conferences, publications, and outreach, the Center provides in-depth, policy-relevant analysis of the most pressing issues facing India and the Indo-US relationship today.
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester, a membership based not-for-profit, is the leading business organization focused on helping you make effective community and businesses contacts. Centrally located in the heart of Chester County, our networking, marketing and advertising opportunities will be the foundation for new business for your company.
It's a non-sectarian organization, founded in 1991, open to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The main goal of the Center is to cultivate compassion and loving kindness, based on the philosophy and methods taught by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is a non-profit, membership based organization focused on serving the business needs of over 1,000 business members in the Chester County region. We strive to represent the area's business and community interests through actively promoting a pro–business climate in our region. We are a pro–active force in the community that seeks to promote Chester County as a premier place to live and work.
The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP) is a non-profit, apolitical membership organization created to foster increased and improved commercial and trade relations between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region.
Cinémathèque is a foreign film series curated by an independent media arts collective. These intimate screenings take place in designated venues within Center City Philadelphia with the intention of expanding the discussion surrounding international film language.
    The Need Cradles to Crayons has a special niche, and—in its three host cities—meets a critical need.
Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world. Our concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, and other activities educate the public by providing a welcoming and affordable environment for music-lovers of all ages and backgrounds to explore seldom-heard sounds and engage in intercultural dialogue. Crossroads is a community-based not-for-profit organization where musicians retain the freedom to stay close to their roots and also explore new avenues of expression. The Crossroads team is inspired by and seeks to maintain West Philadelphia’s historic role as a diverse and inclusive meeting place for different cultures, social and economic classes, and progressive social movements.
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce aims to enhance business in the region and promote the economic well-being of the county. We focus on providing valuable benefits, strengthening the quality of life within the community, serving as your liaison between business & government, and preparing our future workforce.
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented organization dedicated to promoting its members and the economic health of eastern Montgomery County. We are committed to serving as a catalyst by uniting business, community agencies, government and education to make our county a great place to live and work.