In the belief that a pure passion for classical music reaches the philanthropic spirit of patronage, Daewon Cultural Foundation was established in December 2004 as a profe-
ssional non-profit organization.
The Foundation aims to patronize the field of classical music in Korea, and ultimately to enhance the nation's reputation through its contributions as Daewon Music Awards, Daewon Artist Fellowships, general grants, and diverse education programs in as visionary and innovative ways as possible.

By nurturing and promoting talented classical musicians of Korean descent all over the world, Daewon Cultural Foundation is to build a society where everyone can share classical music. The Foundation seeks to realize the true value of patronage by encouraging business leaders to become indispensable patrons for classical music, besides its contributions towards classical music as an individual corporation.