on the forefront in introducing Korea to the international community and making friendship withpeople around the world through the promotion of Korean studies abroad, cultural exchange,public diplomacy, publication and media programs. As a messenger to show Korea to the world, theFoundation is committed to playing the social role of Korea's representative public diplomacyorganization.
Your contribution makes Korea greater.
The Korea Foundation enhances international understanding of Korea by providingsupport to and thereby making Korea-related programs more active at overseas universities,institutes, museums and libraries. Requests for support from around the world, however, are beyondthe Foundation's current financial capacity. Individuals or companies are, therefore, most welcometo join the Foundation in its efforts by making a donation.
Donations made without any specific designation for their usage are allocated to theFoundation's various international exchange programs.
When donors specify certain projects, organizations or countries to support, theFoundation implements the projects and takes follow-up measures on behalf of donors. In this case,an agreement is signed among donors, beneficiaries, and the Foundation to specify the three parties'obligations and rights. Acknowledgement of the donation is made in accordance with donors' wishes.
As Korea's representative public diplomacy organization, the Korea Foundation enjoyspublic confidence at home and abroad. Donors can expect a high level of credibility, transparencyand effect of donations from start to follow-up when they donate through the Foundation, rather thandonating directly to beneficiaries, because of the Foundation's long history of work experience,networks and specialization. In addition, donors are entitled to receive tax benefits for theirdonations through the Foundation in pursuant with tax regulations as it has been designated as alegal contribution organization. Those who want to make a donation but are not well informed or findit hard to decide can participate in international exchange activities through the Foundation'sGeneral Donation Program.
Those who wish to donate are asked to submit an application for the Donation Program after consultation with the Foundation's program coordinator.
It takes an average of two months to conduct necessary measures, including screening and agreement conclusion, to deliver donations. Donors are, therefore, requested to submit an application for the Foundation's Donation Program at leasttwo months prior to their desired date of donation to beneficiaries.