These Are The 20 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Philadelphia

Ryan Morris
by Ryan Morris
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Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and all that other cheesy humanitarian crap.

Home to a thriving arts and music scene and rapidly becoming yet another big city liberal paradise, it should come as little surprise that Philadelphia is home to a massive amount of philanthropic and charity organizations (see goofy nickname in previous sentence).

But while the merits and general do-goodery of various nonprofits are often discussed when it comes to deciding which ones are worth your donations and time, it’s not discussed as often which ones are the best for nonprofit employees themselves.

We were curious — so, using company scores from websites that aggregate reviews like GlassDoor and Indeed as a baseline, we created our own list of some of the best nonprofits to work for that were based within a 30-mile commute of Philadelphia, PA.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a quick top ten.

  1. Jefferson University Physicians
  2. Joe Hand Boxing Gym
  3. Legacy Youth Tennis and Education
  4. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
  5. Le Cat Café
  6. Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
  7. William Way LGBT Community Center
  8. American Bible Society
  9. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
  10. Philabundance

Does your company make the top twenty? Read on to the full list to find out.

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1. Jefferson University Physicians

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Company Description: “When you choose a Jefferson physician, you know you will be working with a highly skilled practitioner with the best training and experience possible to guide you through your healthcare choices…

Jefferson doctors are consistently included in Philadelphia Magazine’s annual list of the region’s “Top Docs,” showcasing our commitment to improve the outcomes and healthcare experience for every patient, every day.

These recognitions are largely due to our doctors’ transformative medicine and compassionate care.”

2. Joe Hand Boxing Gym

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Company Description:“Opened in 1995, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab is the first of its kind in the U.S. that not only trains children’s bodies, but their minds as well…

A world of opportunity is right here, as kids are mentored by educators and athletes. The Joe Hand Boxing Gym offers regulation boxing rings, brand new equipment and a modern computer center where children can participate in the education process, whether or not they’re interested in learning how to box.”

3. Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

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Company Description: “Our mission is to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming…

Today we provide high quality tennis instruction by experienced instructors, educational programming, and positive opportunities to more than 3,500 children annually, most of whom participate at little or no cost through our indoor after-school and community programs and the National Junior Tennis and Learning’s outdoor summer program.

Using tennis as the primary motivator, the programs deliver life-skills, nutrition and fitness curriculum and provide the opportunity for leadership development.”

4. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Company Description: “Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art. PMG preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.”

5. Le Cat Café

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Company Description: “Le Cat Café is a new adoption platform for Green Street Rescue. Green Street Rescue (GSR) is a Philadelphia non-profit (501c3).

We are focused on rescuing stray and homeless cats and practicing TNRM** (Trap, Neuter, Return, Manage) for the feral cats in the city. Our mission also includes finding foster homes and eventual adoptions for the friendly rescues.

GSR provides education, information, and services, which assist in trapping, rescue, fostering, and the adoption of the cats. The resident cats at Le Cat Café all come from GSR. Last year we assisted 348 cats in finding a better life. This year to date we have rescued 163 cats and adopted out 55.”

6. Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie

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Company Description: “The Alliance Française de Philadelphie is non-profit organization which promotes French language and culture by offering French classes and organizing cultural events.

We are part of the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Française which groups all the Alliances Françaises in the United States in a directory.

With more than 100 branches in the US and over 900 all around the world, the Alliance Française offers French classes for all levels from beginner to advanced speakers. It is also the opportunity to foster your knowledge of French culture and language thanks to cultural events like dinner, movies, lectures and so much more social cultural activities.”

7. William Way LGBT Community Center

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Company Description: “The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBT community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year.

From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the Center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBT communities of Philadelphia.”

8. American Bible Society

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Company Description: “Across the country, Bibles lay abandoned on bookshelves. A new generation is coming of age with very little knowledge of God’s Word.

We strive to change the landscape of Bible engagement in this country by:

In the next 10 years, we aim to see 100 million people engaged with God’s Word in the U.S.”

9. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

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Company Description: “CHOP is a charitable, nonprofit Hospital, and philanthropic gifts are vital to making tomorrow’s breakthroughs possible for children today.

With your help we can transform the patient-family experience, forge new discoveries, bolster training and education programs, advocate for children in underserved communities, and quickly respond to new opportunities.”

10. Philabundance

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Company Description: “Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. We seek to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.

There are three quarters of a million people in our service area who face hunger every day. Their stories are as diverse as the nine counties served by Philabundance: working families hit hard by the recession, women and children, seniors trying to make ends meet. The one thing they have in common is being part of a food system that desperately needs additional support.”

11. EAT Café

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Company Description: “The EAT (Everyone At the Table) Café is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can café that nourishes, educates, and unites community in a welcoming environment. The EAT Café is a collaboration among Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, the Vetri Community Partnership, Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, and the West Philadelphia community.w

At EAT Café, we believe that everyone has a right to access healthy, hearty food with dignity. In Philadelphia, nearly 1 in 4 people are food insecure. We address food insecurity by providing nutritious, high quality meals to all who walk through our door. We serve three-course meals made from fresh ingredients, and our menu options change daily.”

12. Temple University

Company Description: “Temple University is many things to many people. A place to pursue life’s passions. A nurturing learning environment. A hotbed of research. An engine of employment. A melting pot of ideas and innovation. An incubator for tomorrow’s leaders.

Our 17 schools and colleges, eight campuses, hundreds of degree programs and more than 38,000 students combine to create one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. In neighborhoods, across disciplines and on a global stage, members of the Temple community are making things happen.”

13. St. Joseph’s University

Company Description: “At Saint Joseph’s University, good enough is not good enough. We expect more. Here, we call this the magis. It’s the pursuit of the greatest good, the desire to strive relentlessly, the determination to give one’s absolute best.

For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits.

Built upon the Ignatian credo of cura personalis, the Saint Joseph’s education encompasses all aspects of personal growth and development — demanding high achievement, deepening understanding, strengthening reasoning and communication skills, and developing moral character.”

14. Pew Charitable Trusts

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Company Description: “The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

From its first day in 1948, Pew’s founders steeped the new institution with the entrepreneurial and optimistic spirit that characterized their lives. As the country and the world have evolved, we have remained dedicated to our founders’ emphasis on innovation. Today, Pew is a global research and public policy organization, still operated as a non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to serving the public.

Informed by the founders’ interest in research, practical knowledge and a robust democracy, our portfolio has grown over time to include public opinion research; arts and culture; and environmental, health, state and consumer policy initiatives.”

15. Aria Health

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Company Description: “Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.

With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves.”

16. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Company Description: “Einstein Healthcare Network is a private, not-for-profit organization with several major facilities and many outpatient centers.

We have a proud legacy of nearly 150 years of service to the community. Our primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the greater Philadelphia region.”

17. Mazzoni Center

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Company Description: “Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

It was founded in 1979 as an all-volunteer clinic to serve the needs of sexual minorities in Philadelphia. When the first cases of HIV/AIDS began to appear in the early 1980s, the organization quickly responded, becoming the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation.

As it grew and evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center combined HIV/AIDS-related services with a broad continuum of health care and supportive services, which include: outreach, prevention, education, direct medical and care services, psychosocial services, legal services, and support groups.”

18. Drexel University

Company Description: “Drexel University fulfills our founder’s vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems.

Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation’s premier co-operative education program.”

19. Pennsylvania Hospital (of the University of Pennsylvania Health System)

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Company Description: “At Penn Medicine, we are dedicated to discoveries that advance science, to outstanding patient care throughout the world, and to the education of physicians and scientists who carry on our legacy of excellence.

We are a world-renowned academic medical center, and strive to improve the health and well-being of people through research, education, clinical care and community service. We are proud of our commitment to service and strive to use discovery and rigorous research to benefit our neighborhoods, our city and our world.

We embrace the opportunity to teach others, to learn from our partners, and to care for patients with skill and dignity.”

20. Philadelphia Flower Show

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Company Description: “The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water,” will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water.

America’s leading floral and garden designer will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms.

The annual Flower Show is a top destination and “must experience” horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829.”

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