Community Need

Quality, affordable office and workspaces are difficult for nonprofits to find and retain in Silicon Valley, where costs are among the highest in the nation.

 

Our Philanthropic Response

To support a thriving nonprofit sector, the Sobrato family has donated and converted three Silicon Valley office business parks into multi-tenant nonprofit centers: Milpitas, San Jose and Redwood Shores. A community of 68 nonprofit organizations now occupies a combined 333,000 square feet of office, conference, and storage space. Grantee tenants pay a proportional share of common area maintenance costs for their offices, but Sobratos pay all costs for the conference spaces. The office space is rent-free. The Centers support the various missions and client beneficiaries of these tenant organizations by providing a stable work environment; rare in this tumultuous rental market. The annual market value of donated space in the three SCNPs exceeds $5.4 million.

 
 

Redwood Shores Center


330-350 Twin Dolphin Drive,
Redwood City, CA 94065

The Redwood Shores Sobrato Center for Nonprofits’ 121,000 square foot campus offers the following:

  • A community of youth development, housing, health and human service providers that benefit from program collaboration opportunities and sharing of resources
  • Two buildings, containing private offices and warehouse space
  • Complimentary use of the Sobrato Community Conference Center including 10 meeting rooms ranging in capacity from 8-182 chairs
  • On-site food service and catering services through Rendezvous Cafe
  • Free on-site parking
  • Near many professional office parks
  • Walking distance to the Sofitel Hotel and nearby shops
  • Conveniently located off of Hwy 101 between Holly/Ralston Ave

One workstation in a shared suite is available at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood Shores. To review eligibility requirements and vacancy details, please visit our application site where you may complete the 2014 SCNP Office Space Application.

 

Locations and Directions

 
 

San Jose Center


1400 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, CA 95126

The San Jose Sobrato Center for Nonprofits’ 105,000 square foot Class B building offers the following:

  • A community of education, housing, health and human service providers that benefit from program collaboration opportunities and sharing of resources
  • Complimentary use of the Sobrato Community Conference Center including 6 meeting rooms ranging in capacity from 3-175 chairs
  • Complimentary use of a large kitchen/break room area and adjoining patio
  • Free on-site parking
  • Conveniently located off of Hwy 280, adjacent to light rail, and close to downtown San Jose, providing quick access to the Peninsula and the East Bay corridors via public transportation sites

The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in San Jose is at 100% capacity. To be notified about the opportunity to apply for space when it becomes available, please complete this form.

Locations and Directions

 
 

Milpitas Center


600 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

The Milpitas Sobrato Center for Nonprofits’ 107,000 square foot campus offers the following:

  • A community of youth development, housing, health and human service providers that benefit from program collaboration opportunities and sharing of resources
  • Complimentary use of the Sobrato Community Conference Center including a computer lab and 5 meeting rooms ranging in capacity from 4-125 chairs
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site cafe and catering service through Gourmet Express Deli (open from 8 am – 3 pm)
  • Conveniently located one-block off the Hwy 880 and 237 interchange in Milpitas, close to downtown San Jose, and provides quick access to the Peninsula and the East Bay corridors as well as being near public transportation sites

Several office space units are available at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Milpitas. To review eligibility requirements and vacancy details, please visit our application site where you may complete the 2014 SCNP Office Space Application.

Locations and Directions

 
The Sobrato Foundation and its Sobrato Center for Nonprofits are members of The Nonprofit Centers Network