The Community Wellbeing Research Center (CWRC) was founded in 2011 as part of a research project funded by the Social Science Korea (SSK) Program. The Social Science Korea Program was launched in  2010 by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea to promote research and development that can provide a vision for the next 50 years of Korean society.

Our original research team recognized the importance of multidisciplinary research as well as cross-cultural collaborations. The Community Wellbeing Institute was founded to serve as a hub for collaborations and connections among community wellbeing scholars, practitioners, and citizens.