How to Apply

The Sobrato Philanthropies Board of Trustees meets periodically throughout the year. There are no deadlines for grant submissions. Please review the grant eligibility requirements carefully before starting the application process. The Foundation may defer consideration of incomplete grant requests. All grant requests must be submitted through the online application. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Grantseekers can learn more about what we fund or apply at the links below.

Essential Human Services | Pathways for Success | Office Space | Conference Center

Grantee Total Amount Program(s)
AbilityPath $514,179 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Able Works $320,000 Pathways for Success
Abode Services $597,500 Essential Human Services
Ace Charter School $550,000 Postsecondary Success, Essential Human Services
Advancement Project $540,000 English Learners
Alameda County Community Food Bank $454,500 Essential Human Services
Alder Graduate School of Education $112,500 Postsecondary Success
All Good Work $50,000 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc $1,030,928 Family Giving
American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley $152,494 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Apoyo Legal Migrante Asociado (ALMA) $35,362 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Ayudando Latinos A Soñar $82,000 Essential Human Services
Bay Area Community Health $342,500 Essential Human Services
Bay Area Tutoring Association $26,271 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Bay Area Wilderness Training $71,207 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bay Area $108,240 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit, Essential Human Services
Bill Wilson Center $406,463 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Bluesphere Foundation Inc $1,000,000 Oceans
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley $166,522 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit, Essential Human Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula $235,000 Essential Human Services
Breakthrough Silicon Valley $35,000 Postsecondary Success
Building Skills Partnership $440,000 Pathways for Success
California Association for Bilingual Education $745,000 English Learners
California Budget & Policy Center $325,000 English Learners
California Charter Schools Association $62,500 Postsecondary Success
California Community Foundation $150,000 English Learners
California Education Lab at the University of California, Davis $50,000 English Learners
California Forward $100,000 Pathways for Success
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation $450,000 English Learners
Californians for Justice Education Fund $420,000 English Learners
Program Total Amount
Pathways for Success $8,680,000
Essential Human Services $22,215,050
Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit $16,174,582
English Learners $20,280,000
Family Giving $1,180,928
Oceans $13,700,000
Postsecondary Success $3,502,500