The TYK Foundation

Established by Tae Yun Kim: 

a business leader, author,

martial arts grandmaster,

and expert in personal growth.


Our Mission   

With Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s (TYK) motto of “He can do She can do Why not me” the TYK Foundation helps individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life by offering support to those facing hardship, helping people succeed in their lives and personal goals, and teaching people to take charge and become leaders to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.

The TYK Foundation was inspired in part by Dr. Kim’s public and community service to such organizations as:

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Save the Children
  • City Team Ministries
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Christian Children’s Fund
  • International Orphanages
  • San Jose Family Shelter
  • International SOS Children’s Village
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • American Cancer Society, “Relay for Life”
  • Safe House for Women & Children
  • Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Special Olympics
  • Inner City Games/After School All Stars
  • Professional Women in Business Association
  • Elderly Retirement Center of Vermont
  • Tri-Cities Children’s Group
  • San Jose Rehabilitation and Correctional Center
  • Father John’s Homeless Shelter of San Jose
  • Adolescent Residential Center (ARC) Program

Why People Should Care   

The TYK Foundation focuses on helping people as individuals with their own personal challenges, aspirations, goals, and unique potential. Developing healthy, happy, balanced individuals builds and strengthens the core of strong and supportive families and communities. With a strong emphasis on teaching young people to become leaders and fostering support among families, the TYK Foundation not only “feeds” people by helping them face their current challenges, but also teaches them “how to fish” by helping them learn what they need to face future challenges together and growing the community of people who have the self-sufficiency and caring to reach out to help others.