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Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation

101 S. 5th St., 37th Fl.

Louisville, KY United States 40202

Telephone: (502) 581-2156

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $1,505,244

Total giving: $99,082






Established in 1948 in KY

Purpose and Activities

Giving to organizations that improve the standard of living and opportunities among poor, sick, unfortunate, and vocationally handicapped residents of Kentucky. Preference given to rural areas, small towns, and areas of special need. Consideration given to social and family services, including child development and welfare, the aged, and the handicapped.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal therapy
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Equestrianism
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Medical support services
  • Pharmacies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work education
  • Sports
  • Sports and recreation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • People with disabilities
  • People with diseases and illnesses
  • Terminally ill people

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $1,505,244 (market value)

Gifts received: $86,495

Expenditures: $123,572

Total giving: $99,082

Qualifying distributions: $99,082

Giving activities include:

$99,082 for 12 grants (high: $25,000; low: $4,125)