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)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence $234,750 Essential Human Services
Notre Dame de Namur University $71,240 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
NPower $325,000 Pathways for Success
Oakland Public Education Fund $245,000 English Learners
Oceana, Inc. $2,200,000 Oceans
On-Site Dental Care Foundation $112,000 Essential Human Services
Opportunity Fund Community Development $425,000 Pathways for Success
Pacific Links Foundation $25,541 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Parent Institute for Quality Education $225,000 English Learners
Parents Helping Parents, Inc $682,141 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Partnership for Children and Youth $135,000 English Learners
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools $320,000 English Learners
Peninsula Bridge $15,000 Essential Human Services
Peninsula College Fund $125,232 Postsecondary Success, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center $197,000
Peninsula Family Service $332,000 Essential Human Services
Peninsula Youth Theatre $50,470 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Pivotal $225,000 Postsecondary Success
Playworks Education Energized $55,000 Essential Human Services
Policy Impact $25,000 English Learners
Project Sentinel $226,804 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Public Allies, Inc. $61,508 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Public Policy Institute of California $425,000 English Learners
Puente De La Costa Sur $345,000 Essential Human Services
Raising A Reader $523,617 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Reading Partners $127,927 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit, Essential Human Services
Rebuilding Together Peninsula $229,000 Essential Human Services
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley $137,750 Essential Human Services
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center $520,000 Pathways for Success
Rivet School $400,000 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