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)
Californians Together $870,000 English Learners
CASA of San Mateo County $255,944 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County $597,500 Essential Human Services
Center for Employment Opportunities $310,000 Pathways for Success
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits $407,582 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Centro Community Partners $165,000 Pathways for Success
Chaminade College Preparatory $0
Charities Housing Development Corporation $171,825 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley $463,402 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County, Inc $548,574 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Children Now $450,000 English Learners
Children’s Health Council $25,000 Essential Human Services
Citizen Schools $177,607 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
City Year Inc. $112,500 Essential Human Services
Cityteam Ministries $275,500 Essential Human Services
Coastside Hope $106,750 Essential Human Services
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc. $235,000 Essential Human Services
Community Services Agency $244,250 Essential Human Services
COOP Careers $300,000 Postsecondary Success
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) $157,500 Essential Human Services
Counseling and Support Services for Youth $51,096 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Cristo Rey San Jose High School $225,374 Postsecondary Success, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
CSUCI Foundation $115,000 English Learners
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative $102,500 Essential Human Services
Destination: Home $1,050,000 Essential Human Services
Downtown College Prep $588,243 Essential Human Services, Postsecondary Success, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Downtown Streets Inc. $336,250 Postsecondary Success, Essential Human Services
Dress for Success San Francisco $41,259 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
East Bay Community Foundation $350,000 Essential Human Services
Eastside College Preparatory School $150,000 Postsecondary Success
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