Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation

“The purpose for which said Corporation is formed is to assist in improving standards of living and opportunity among the poor, sick, unfortunate and vocationally handicapped persons residing in the State of Kentucky, particularly in rural areas, small towns and areas of special need, by helping to provide for them and their dependents, well organized and administered welfare and health agencies and other facilities, including demonstrations of progressive and effective methods, for self-help and training.

“This is to be done through assisting organizations, already operating, to enlarge and broaden their scope of operation, and/or through assisting in the setting up of new projects to provide services which no agency, already in operation, is planned or equipped to extend.”

Guthrie Opportunity Center

Guthrie Opportunity Center partners with Bardstown Schools in Nelson County and parents to equip students leaving high school with the skills they need to transition into the workforce as adults. They call the program Triumphant because participating students discover their passion, community, and skills to thrive in their future workplace.  

KSWF awarded a $4,500 grant to the Guthrie Opportunity Center, which used the grant towards renovating a classroom for their Triumphant Training Program. Their director recently updated us with a video highlighting each participant’s role and core takeaways from the program. The students and staff inspire joy, and KSWF is grateful we had the opportunity to impact the lives of these students in Kentucky.