The D.K. Kim Foundation is an international organization.

If you want your mind to grow, you must first plant a seed. – D.K. Kim, Founder

Our Work Throughout The Years

We are committed to investing in and enabling global equality through education. Individuals are empowered, communities are transformed, and our world is changed when sustainable solutions are discovered, developed and implemented.

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2003

○ D.K. Kim Foundation established as a 501(c)(3)

2004

○ UC Berkeley Haas School of Business – Executive Classroom
○ UC Berkeley Haas School of Business – Revolving Grant Program offered to MBA students

2008

○ D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation established in the Kingdom of Cambodia

2009

Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club – Educator of the Year and HS Scholarship Fund established

2012

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business – $5M D.K. Kim Fellowship Endowment

2013

○ Asia America Symphony Association – Scholarship Fund

2016

○ USC School of Pharmacy – D.K. Kim International Service and Summer Scholars Program Fund

2017

○ D.K. Kim Korea Foundation established
○ USC School of Pharmacy – Kim Integrated Health Management Initiative (KIHMI)
○ Asia America Youth Symphony – “Seoul to Soul” joint concert in Los Angeles
○ Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration – D.K. Kim Foundation Lecture Series and Movie Screening

2018

USC School of Pharmacy – D.K. Kim Center for Regulatory Science $5M Endowment
○ Asia America Youth Symphony – “Play the Dream” joint concert in Seoul
○ Hanyang University –  $1B (KRW) Endowment

2020

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business – Dong Koo Kim Chancellor’s Chair in Social Entrepreneurship $3M Endowment

 

2021

○ Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration – Business for Good $5M Endowment

2022

○ Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration – Global Leadership Program

2023

○ Kim Integrated Health Management Initiative (KIHMI) publishes implementation methodology

Andrea Acedo Trueba – 2020-21 Recipient of the UC Berkeley D.K. Kim Fellowship

Haas has been a dream come true.  It is the perfect school for what I want to do (social entrepreneurship), and this generous award has allowed me to pivot into an industry that I am passionate about and is incredibly fulfilling and beneficial to society.

I always try to make my career decisions thinking about the impact that they can have on others.  My award has allowed me to keep this principle central in my life and figure out where in the social impact space I can go beyond myself and truly give my best towards a social goal.

Kai Ronald Nakkim – Recipient of 2018 Asia America Youth Symphony Scholarship

Dear Mr. D.K. Kim,

…With your encouragement, I will try my best and strive for greatness in any musical endeavor I encounter. This will allow me to use the talents that God has given me. I hope to use them to glorify Him. Thank you so much for blessing me with this scholarship. and most importantly, for believing in me. I will never forget you.