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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Connecting Professionals in Philadelphia Present-day Philadelphia is home to many Italians who were born and educated in Italy and integrated into the local professional and cultural community. This new generation of long-term and temporary Italian immigrants brings a fresh perspective on the Italian heritage and a snapshot of contemporary Italian culture, academic excellence, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation.
JEVS, Jewish Employment and Vocational Services, is a noprofit organization that focuses on improving employment and quality of life for those challenged physically, emotionally, and developmentally, as well as those facing socio-economic challenges. It provides over 20 programs, including skills development, job readiness services, rehabilitation and recovery, residential services, and in-home assistance. 
Johnson House Historic Site, a Center for Social Advocacy (CSA) an Underground Railroad stop and historic house museum that represents what everyday people have done and can do to make a difference in their community and beyond. Our example of partnership—between Africans seeking freedom and the “infidel” abolitionist Johnson family—serves as a catalyst to inspire, uplift, and empower current and future generations. We accomplish our goals by creating interactive educational opportunities, fostering community initiatives, and preserving the historic integrity of the house, grounds, and outlier buildings.
 To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They are empowering young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Kampoeng Indonesia is a community organization aimed at supporting the Indonesian community in South Philadelphia through the practice of cultural traditions such as dance, fashion, and food. According to their page, Kampoeng means the village, and that is what they work to support. 
Keiyo Soy Ministries (KSM) was founded by Dr. Elijah Korich in February of 2000. KSM is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults in Kerio Valley, Rift Valley Kenya. KSM's mission includes providing communities in the Rift Valley with safe, clean drinking water, emergency vehicles, and health care clinics, and equipping the national pastors and church leaders to minister to their own people.
KITHS is a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting Asian Americans, immigrants, and refugees in the Philadelphia region. 
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.
KOREAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CENTER   KCDSC is a nonprofit organization located in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our mission is to provide the support services that address the felt needs within our community so that our community members can achieve personal growth and pursue community growth.
Our Mission La Leche League USA helps parents, families, and communities to breastfeed, chestfeed, and human milk feed their babies through parent-to-parent support. LLL USA encourages, informs, educates, supports, and promotes the use of human milk and the intimate relationship and development that comes from nursing a child for as long as mutually desired.   What We Do
Laos in the House is a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling and the arts to continue the cultural legacy of Lao Americans. 
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most.
We believe micro-lending promotes economic opportunity and political stability in the Middle East. LendforPeace is a 501(c)3 that aims to maximize the impact of microfinance in the Palestinian Territories. At LendforPeace, you can lend directly to micro-entrepreneurs in the Palestinian Terroritories, helping to create economic and political stability in the region. With help from our friends at, you can be sure your capital will be delivered to the entrepreneur of your choice, along with the training and guidance to get them off the ground.
The Liberia Education Project (LEP) began as a result of a vision by Jacob G. Madehdou, a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church (SUMC), Philadelphia, PA and native of Liberia, West Africa. SUMC is a relatively small church in Northeast Philadelphia (less than 200 members and a weekly attendence of 50).
Lovitz Strategies launched in 2022 to bring Jonathan's decade+ of experience at the intersections of business, public policy & government, media, and community advocacy to help companies, nonprofits, and community networks make a difference. 
Serving the needs of area businesses for over 50 years, the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce (LBCCC) is the leading organization dedicated to promoting business in the Lower Bucks County region. Consisting of over 1500 members representing small, medium and large businesses and professional firms the Chamber services an area encompassing 22 municipalities in Lower Bucks County.
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based business advocacy organization committed to enabling members to succeed, promoting economic growth in the region, developing an informed business community, and enhancing the quality of life on the Main Line. The Main Line stretches from City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd westward along Lancaster Avenue to Frazer. North-South boundaries are typically viewed as Route 202 to the north and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) to the south.
To promote local intra- and inter-cultural connections by providing a forum for the fostering and sharing of Indian culture. Mission To promote local intra- and inter-cultural connections by providing a forum for the fostering and sharing of Indian culture. Description M.L.I.A was formed to promote local intra- and inter-cultural connections by providing a forum for the fostering and sharing of Indian culture through educational, cultural, and social programs and activities.
School Night at a Glance Main Line School Night, the area's largest adult education program, attracts thousands each term with a choice of over 400 weekday, weeknight and weekend non-credit courses. Timely, trendy and familiar courses keep the mind and body fit in the creative arts, computers, cooking, dance, fitness, hobbies & crafts, home & garden, investing & money management, language, music, sports & games, writing and travel.