SD Trombetta Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The SD Trombetta Foundation generally makes grants to large global health organizations operating wide reaching and broad based programs.

IP TAKE: Given Trombetta’s affinity for large global health organizations, it will be difficult for small and grassroots groups to attract its attention.

PROFILE: The SD Trombetta Foundation is a private, non-operating organization located in Los Gatos, California. For SDT, non-operating means they do not have a formal staff or website; however, they still award annual grants. That said, Trombetta makes a few, modest grants to support global health causes each year.

Given the lack of readily available information about Trombetta, its tax filings reveal that they predominately support large international health organizations that work in both developing and least developed countries around the world. It typically makes grants to groups that work with disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

The foundation has a history of supporting large organizations such as Partners in Health and Doctors Without Borders. Foundation-wide, grants typically range from $7,500 to $50,000. The few global health grants awarded tend to be on the higher end of that scale, ranging from $25,000 to $50,000. On a smaller scale, Trombetta also supports women’s rights and empowerment efforts.

Without a web presence or formal program staff and no clear directives regarding letters of inquiry or grant applications, the SD Trombetta Foundation is not the most accessible funder. To make things more challenging, the foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Still, this does funder does not appear to automatically support the same global health organizations every year, as a few new groups make the grantee roster on an annual basis. The best bet for grant seekers here is to reach out and introduce themselves.


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SD Trombetta Foundation
23428 Summit Road
Los Gatos, California 95033
(408) 353-3931