Welfare Committee

The Welfare Committee oversees SIWA’s work with local charity organizations that provide direct assistance to some of the most vulnerable members and communities in Korea. New funding requests are welcomed throughout the year. The Committee team, comprised of SIWA members from around the world with unique backgrounds and perspectives, reviews requests on a regular basis and visits the organization to learn more about its needs and operations. In accordance with strict guidelines and protocols, the Committee then makes funding recommendations to the SIWA Board. The process typically takes about one month. Between May 2014 and April 2015, SIWA provided more than KRW 133 Million to 22 Korean charities.

All Love School
Anna’s House
Bitdurle Study Room
Columban Day Center for Persons with Disabilities
Dreamtree Village
Jacob’s Home
Jeonjinsang Welfare Center for the Terminally Ill
Malgeunsam Shelter for Cancer Patients
Maria & Marta’s House                                                                                                           Mongilian School
New Light Community
Our Lady of Mercy Children’s Home
Peace House
Rainbow Community
Red Cross
Soyang Rainbow Hill Orphanage
St. Cloumban
Sunshine Drop-in Center for Homeless Men
YangYang Children’s Welfare Center



Our Lady of Mercy Children’s Home recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. SIWA is pleased to help support this organization’s commitment to providing a loving and caring home for children from troubled homes. Read about our recent visit to the home and how SIWA funding is making a difference (page 14 of June-July 2015 edition of SIWA Discovery Magazine).

Participation in SIWA’s Welfare Committee is by invitation-only.  To request consideration, please complete the form here and the Welfare Committee Chair will contact you. Thank you for your interest!