To understand the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on nonprofit organizations in Korea, this study initiated an online survey with nonprofit leaders and staff from May 11 to May 30, 2020. Results showed that nonprofits in Korea are facing unprecedented disruptions in their ability to deliver crucial and essential services for the community. Notwithstanding the identified difficulties, nonprofits in Korea strive to find alternative ways to maintain their services for the community.


I. Introduction ------------------------------------------------------- 2

II. COVID 19 and the nonprofit sector in Korea ----------------- 3

III. Research method ------------------------------------------------ 4

IV. Results ---------------------------------------------------------- 5
1. Service disruption by the COVID-19 outbreak ----------------- 5
2. Financial hardship ------------------------------------------------ 6
3. Organizational concerns and need ----------------------------- 7

V. Discussion ------------------------------------------------------- 9

References ------------------------------------------------------- 11