The Asia Foundation Korea

improving lives

The Asia Foundation Korea

expanding opportunities

The Asia Foundation Korea

helping societies flourish

At a Glance

The Asia Foundation is the premier international development organization in Asia. Headquartered in San Francisco,
we work through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC
As a loyal friend of Korea for over 65-years, we exist to serve Asia and help fulfill dreams and the aspirations of
Korea and Korea’s role in Asia. [Learn More]

  • 18
    Network of offices
    in 18 Asian countries
  • 1954
    In Korea Since
  • 10


    Youth Unemployment
    in East and Southeast Asia

A message from Kwang Kim,
Country Representative

Korea emerged as a global leader with much to contribute in addressing
the pressing problems confronting the international community.
Our increasing focus in partnerships also requires humility and readiness
to listen. The Asia Foundation, together with our Korean friends and
global partners, invite you to join in our next chapter in Korean and
Asian history. [Learn More]


The Asia Foundation launches an innovative training program to support North Korean entrepreneurs in South Korea

May 27, 2021 – With the support of Community Chest and Korea Startup Forum (KSF), The Asia Foundation Korea successfully delivered a ‘Personal Initiative (PI) Training’ pilot training to 10 current and aspiring entrepreneurs, consisting mostly of North Korean refugees. The 6-week program empowered entrepreneurs with behavioral skills such as self-starting and future orientation. Through a combination of lectures, facilitated discussions, and hands-on activities, the project helped trainees to overcome barriers in their business. One participant shared that she was able to secure over 100 million KRW of funding through applying what she learned from PI Training to a new business proposal she has been working on. “Everything I learned through PI Training – especially on designing ways to receive constructive feedbacks and proactively searching for opportunities for such feedbacks – was critical in receiving this fund, as well as refining my current business model&r..


Our Location

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  • Korea Office
  • 7F, Bunam Building, 447, Samil-daero,
    Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Email :
  • Tel : +82-2-732-2044~6
  • Fax : +82-2-739-6022
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