The Swiss Benevolent Society of New York is the oldest charitable Swiss organization in the United States. Founded in 1832 and formally organized in 1846, it has continued to function without interruption to the present day, always responding to the socioeconomic changes of the times.
The Society was founded in 1872, shortly after the destructive Chicago fire, and was designed at first to help out members of the Swiss Community of Chicago to weather the hardships inflicted upon them by the fire.
The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association (SMCHA) is a nonprofit organization comprising descendents of immigrant Mennonites who came to the USA in the 1870s from what is now the Ukraine. (Volhynia).