International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

2010 Edition
| Editors: Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler

Community Chest of Korea

Reference work entry

Address of Organization

1-17 Jung-dong, Joong-gu 100-120 Seoul South Korea

Introduction/Brief History

Community Chest of Korea (CCK) was established in 1998 by legislation promoted by many welfare movement organizations. CCK has strengthened the role of civil society in the welfare system for the last 10 years. It has grown to become Korea’s largest community-impact charity. Now it is a national network of 16 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive change in the community and people’s lives. CCK seeks to engage individuals, businesses, and local organizations to cultivate a culture of sharing in the community. It is a member of United Way International, a global network of nonprofit fund-raising organizations with 46 national members.


CCK’s mission is to empower the underserved and improve lives by spreading a culture of sharing in the community. It attaches importance to improving the lives of individuals and changing the...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NGO Graduate SchoolSungkonghoe UniversityGuro-guKorea