About Us

The Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation is an independent charitable foundation that provides grants to non-profit organizations serving Kentucky residents.


Purpose (Updated 10/27/2022) :

The purpose of the Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation is to improve quality of life and opportunity among Kentuckians who experience diminished economic opportunities, whether due to poverty, poor health, disability, or inequality.

Targeting our grants to rural areas, small towns, and geographic areas of special need, KSWF seeks to promote efficient and effective social welfare organizations and methods for providing “self-help and training.”

KSWF fulfills this purpose through monetary grants to established non-profit organizations that will:

  •  “enlarge and broaden their scope of operation”


  • develop and implement “new projects to provide services which no agency, already in operation, is planned or equipped to extend.”