Background 

The Gilbert Foundation is a private family foundation that was established in 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky through the estate of        Dick Gilbert, who passed away in 1999. 

Dick Gilbert was a helicopter pilot who served as the 'Traffic Tracker' for WHAS radio (840AM) from 1970 through his retirement in 1984.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations that are non-profit public charities in the Louisville area . 

Mission

To utilize the endowment provided by Dick Gilbert in support of programs that are focused on child development and education, as well as those that have civic or cultural benefit.