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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 . 


The mission of The Gilbert Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations in the Louisville area that focus on:

  • Educational programming for reading skills improvement, arts and music as an educational enabler, and youth leadership development

  • Environmental programming for ‘Quality of Place’ initiatives – public parks, gardens

  • Animal programming for conservation, abuse prevention, and refuge

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