|Ongoing Program||KF Global Center
Explore Korea, Visit KF Program
|KF Global Arts
|KF Global Challengers
KF Think Tank Internship
KF Museum Internship
KF Library Internship
KF Korean Language Education Internship
|KF Global Academy
Program for Koreans
Programs for Foreign Residents in Korea
Program for Koreans & Foreigners
Programs for Youth
Message from the President
Contact the President
|Who We Are
Who We Are
Our Mission and Vision
Board of Directors
KF Global e-School
Establishment of Professorships
Employing Teaching Staff
Dispatch of Visiting Professor
Korean Language Training Fellowship
Graduate Studies Fellowship
Field Research Fellowship
The Korean Studies Workshop for Non-Korean Educators
|Cultural & Arts Exchange
Support for Exhibitions and Programs
Professional Support and Exchange
Inviting Distinguished Figures from Overseas
Next Generation Leaders Program
Youth Exchange Program
Policy-Oriented Research Grant Program
Support for Diplomatic NGOs
|Publishing & Media
Support for Screening Films at Korean Diplomatic Missions
Broadcasting Korean TV Dramas Overseas
Korean Collections Consortium of North America
Distribution of Resources for Korean Studies
Support for Korean Studies e-Resources
KF-KOSSDA Social Science Data Service
The Korea Foundation is playing a leading role in making Korea known to the world and also making friends for Korea around the globe through its implementation of programs covering various areas including Korean studies abroad, cultural and art exchange, public diplomacy, publication, and media.
The Korea Foundation is your trusted partner for introducing Korea to the world with your valued contribution.
The Korea Foundation will do our utmost to fulfill its role as a leading public diplomacy organization of Korea.
Yet, The Foundation needs participation from the general public and the business sector in order to improve the status of the Republic of Korea in the international community.
Your contribution makes Korea greater.
The twenty-first century is an era in which not only corporate identity or a product's image but also a country's cultural and academic status can produce important value. Therefore, helping people around the world deepen their understanding about Korea has become an important means of enhancing the national identity Korea and strengthening Korean companies' competitiveness. The Korea Foundation has been implementing programs to make Korea-related areas more prominent at overseas universities, museums, libraries and other institutions in which leading members of the international community are the denizens, thereby furthering their understanding of Korea. With increased requests for support, however, The Korea Foundation finds it difficult to accommodate many requests because of its relatively small budget. In addition, overseas Korean studies programs and Korean galleries still are in great need of improvement, especially in comparison with Chinese and Japanese studies and galleries. For example, at the most prominent universities in the US there are dozens of tenure-track professorships and chairs for both Chinese and Japanese studies, whereas Korean studies has two or three professorships at most, and at other universities in the US and the world the ratio is even worse. Hence, there is a great need for active support from both individuals and businesses. Donations to overseas academic and cultural programs specifically designated by corporate donors will contribute to enhancing corporate image, and subsequently Korea's image in the long term and more efficiently than any kind of advertising activities.
A donation that does not specify the donee or the terms will be used for one of the many worthy and diverse programs of The Korea Foundation.When a donor wishes to make a donation to support specific activities such as Korean studies abroad and cultural exchange but lacks information or finds it difficult to select the most worthy or appropriate institution or program, these problems can be resolved by availing himself or herself of the General Donation Program of The Korea Foundation.
When donors want their donations used for specific programs in specific regions or countries, The Korea Foundation offers its professional service to ensure those programs are thoroughly taken care of from the beginning to the end, including any necessary follow-up measures. In the case of a Designated Donation, an agreement is signed by the donor, the donee, and The Korea Foundation in order to specify the terms and conditions of the donation and each party's obligations. In addition, the supported program can be named at the discretion of the donor.
The Korea Foundation has been officially designated as a "Statutory Donation Acceptance Organization" (valid until the end of 2016 and renewable) under the Enforcement Decree of the Corporate Tax Act (amended in July 2011). Therefore, The Korea Foundation offers tax exemption benefits to donors.
When donations are made through a program of The Korea Foundation, the donors are entitled to tax deductions of up to 50 percent for corporations and 100 percent for individuals.
The Korea Foundation is a representative public diplomacy organization of Korea and as such supports overseas Korean studies, cultural exchange, and public diplomacy activities.
The Korea Foundation will assume the responsibilities of keeping a donor informed in detail about the specific use of their donated funds, as well as the results of a supported program. Therefore, a donation via The Korea Foundation can be more reliable and transparent than a donation directly made to the donee. Furthermore, The Korea Foundation has a great deal of institutional knowledge and experience in dealing with many international organizations; thus you will benefit from these ongoing relationships, such as the security and trust that is engendered.