The Circle Foundation believes that

Everybody deserves a fair opportunity. The Circle Foundation will endeavor to bring equal opportunities to all members of this society, for that will be the starting point of solving social issues.

An excerpt from

"A Message from Our Benefactor"

I consider myself a blessed man for having received support and encouragement from the society. As a token of my gratitude to the society, I am founding The Circle Foundation, hoping to share what I have been given. I hope the Foundation make the positive impact on the society through nurturing the donation culture and tackling various social issues. The Circle Foundation will work with various stakeholders to make this society a better place. As a founder of The Circle Foundation, I wish the Foundation become an essential asset of this society to solve various social issues. Please join us on this journey of the Foundation.

Thank you!
Ahn Cheol-Soo
Opportunity for All

The Circle Foundation is here to provide a place of collaboration to help you find opportunities and pursue your dream.

Youth Mentoring Program
Tricycle
Tricycle is a youth mentoring program that promotes fair education opportunity in our society. Retired educators and college students participate in the program as mentors and provide comprehensive mentoring support, advice, academic and career guidance. They also offer special seminars for parents and guardians.
The three wheels of the tricycle represent youth, who are our future; the volunteers, who provide academic and career guidance; and The Circle Foundation and its business partners, who support this program.
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Startup Support Project
Local Challenge Project
We discover creative and innovative companies that are committed to solving problems or current issues in our community through their businesses, and then support their sustainable growth and expansion.
The project consists of the programs to develop the business plans and competencies and provide the sales channel. Any startups with a business model to enhance the quality of life in the community and to help the local economy are encouraged to participate.
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Promoting a Culture of Giving

Sharing is a rewarding and happy process. We will encourage more people to participate in sharing activities in their own particular ways.

Research Project
The project was designed to establish the identity of our foundation and widen public understanding of our mission and vision.
We will share our vision of the better society with general public, and work with all stakeholders for the endeavor to make the vision a reality.
  • 2016 Research Reports
  • National Survey on Unequal Opportunity - Experience and perception of the people about the unequal opportunity in Korea
  • 2015 Research Reports
  • Social Innovation Keywords 100 to read the changes in the Korean society
    - Basic research to establish the foundation's next vision
  • Diagnosis on our society from the unequal opportunity perspective
    - Development of the Equal Opportunity Index
  • National Survey on Unequal Opportunity
  • Research on baby boomer's desires and ways to support them in a new lifecycle perspective
    - Focusing on middle-aged office workers
  • You can download the research results from the archive section of our website.
  • ▶click here
연구사업 사진
Sharing Space Project
Open Community Lab
The Circle Foundation offers spaces (Hall for All, Room of Change, and Room for Sharing) to people who share our missions and dreams.
Non-profit groups, public interest advocates, small groups and project teams may use these spaces, we aim to create a virtuous cycle of sharing and encourage sharing movement.
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Directions
  • Address
    The Circle Foundation, 3F Narae Bldg. 218 Tehran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06221
    Public Transportation

    By subway

    Take Exit 1 of Yeoksam Station (Line 2)and Walk 5 minutes toward Seonreung Station

    Main lines 146, 341, 360, 740, Loop 41

    - Get off at Hanseo Hospital(23-305) and walk 5 minutes or get off at Agabang Bldg. Hana Bank(23-280) and walk 5 minutes

    Airport Bus 6703

    - Get off at Renaissance Seoul Hotel(02-696) and walk 5 minutes

    Main line 147

    - Get off at Yeoksam Station GS Tower(23-281) and walk 10 minutes

Our History


2016

Youth Mentoring Program - Tricycle

Research Project - National Survey on Unequel Opportunity

2015

Equal Opportunity Idea Public Contest'

Research projects - The Equal Opportunity Index, National Survey on Unequal Opportunity, etc

2014

Educational program - Non-profit Leader School

Space Sharing Project - Open Community Lab

2013

Startup Support Project - Local Challenge Project

Online Sharing Platform - Impact Spoon

Educational Support Project - 'ㄱ'Search Project

Name Changed to the Circle Foundation from The Ahn Cheol-soo Foundation

2012

Received permission from the government (Small and Medium Business Administration) to establish the foundation

Inaugural meeting for The Ahn Cheol-soo Foundation

An excerpt from
"A Message from
Our Benefactor"

I consider myself a blessed man for having received support and encouragement from the society. As a token of my gratitude to the society, I am founding The Circle Foundation, hoping to share what I have been given. I hope the Foundation make the positive impact on the society through nurturing the donation culture and tackling various social issues. The Circle Foundation will work with various stakeholders to make this society a better place. As a founder of The Circle Foundation, I wish the Foundation become an essential asset of this society to solve various social issues. Please join us on this journey of the Foundation.
Thank you!
Ahn Cheol-Soo

Opportunity for All

The Circle Foundation is here to provide a place of collaboration to help you find an opportunity and pursue your dream.


Youth Mentoring Program
Tricycle

Tricycle is a youth mentoring program that promotes fair education opportunity in our society. Retired educators and college students participate in the program as mentors and provide comprehensive mentoring support, advice, academic and career guidance. They also offer special seminars for parents and guardians.
The three wheels of the tricycle represent youth, who are our future; the volunteers, who provide academic and career guidance; and The Circle Foundation and its business partners, who support this program.

세발자전거 포스터 세발자전거 사진

Startup Support Project
Local Challenge Project

We discover creative and innovative companies that are committed to solving problems or current issues in our community through their businesses, and then support their sustainable growth and expansion.
The project consists of the programs to develop the business plans and competencies and provide the sales channel. Any startups with a business model to enhance the quality of life in the community and to help the local economy are encouraged to participate.

로컬챌린지프로젝트 멘토링 현장 사진 로컬챌린지 진행 사진

Promoting a Culture of Giving

Sharing is a rewarding and happy process. We will encourage more people to participate in sharing activities in their own particular ways.


Research Project

The project was designed to establish the identity of our foundation and widen public understanding of our mission and vision.
We will share our vision of the better society with general public, and work with all stakeholders for the endeavor to make the vision a reality.

2016
Research Reports

  • National Survey on Unequal Opportunity - Experience and perception of the people about the unequal opportunity in Korea

2015
Research Reports

  • Social Innovation Keywords 100 to read the changes in the Korean society
    - Basic research to establish the foundation's next vision
  • Diagnosis on our society from the unequal opportunity perspective
    - Development of the Equal Opportunity Index
  • National Survey on Unequal Opportunity
  • Research on baby boomer's desires and ways to support them in a new lifecycle perspective
    - Focusing on middle-aged office workers
연구사업 사진

Sharing Space Project
Open Community Lab

The Circle Foundation offers spaces (Hall for All, Room of Change, and Room for Sharing) to people who share our missions and dreams.
Non-profit groups, public interest advocates, small groups and project teams may use these spaces, we aim to create a virtuous cycle of sharing and encourage sharing movement.

오픈콘텐츠랩 공간 사진 오픈콘텐츠랩 회의실 사진

Directions

  • Address
    The Circle Foundation, 3F Narae Bldg. 218 Tehran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06221
    Public Transportation

    By subway

    Take Exit 1 of Yeoksam Station (Line 2)and Walk 5 minutes toward Seonreung Station

    Main lines 146, 341, 360, 740, Loop 41

    - Get off at Hanseo Hospital(23-305) and walk 5 minutes or get off at Agabang Bldg. Hana Bank(23-280) and walk 5 minutes

    Airport Bus 6703

    - Get off at Renaissance Seoul Hotel (02-696) and walk 5 minutes

    Main line 147

    - Get off at Yeoksam Station GS Tower(23-281) and walk 10 minutes
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