Mission Statement

To perpetually maintain and utilize the endowment provided by Dick Gilbert in the support of programs in the Louisville, Kentucky area that are civic or cultural in nature. Childhood education and development, animal care and rescue, and projects that encourage reading and music appreciation are all focal areas of The Gilbert Foundation. The incorporation of metrics to gauge the effectiveness of sponsored activities is an important selection criterion in the evaluation of grant applications.

The Gilbert Foundation was endowed from the estate of WHAS Radio "Traffic Tracker" Dick Gilbert in 2001, and is managed as a private philanthropic 501(c)3 corporation. Its mission is to provide support to the types of civic and cultural organizations that Dick Gilbert supported during his lifetime, as well as those of his family, who managed the foundation. Grants made by The Gilbert Foundation will be focused on organizations in the Louisville, Kentucky area.

The Board of Directors of The Gilbert Foundation meets quarterly, and will review grant applications during these meetings. There are no application deadlines, and the foundation will accept proposals on an ongoing basis. In typical years, The Gilbert Foundation fulfills grant pledges totaling approximately $30,000 annually.

The Gilbert Foundation favors support of specifically-defined projects, rather than requests for general operating funds. On-site qualification visits and post-grant evaluations will be used to quantify the effectiveness of the funding provided. In order to be considered for funding, potential applicants must first contact Candace Medina (Executive Director) to establish eligibility and alignment of organizational missions. All questions and correspondence should be directed to:

Candace G. Medina
Executive Director,
The Gilbert Foundation
11805 Lake Stone Way
Prospect, Kentucky 40059
(502) 228-7293