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)
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $9,030,000 Oceans
Rocketship Education $556,833 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area $406,950 Essential Human Services
Rotacare Bay Area, Inc. $81,390 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Ruby’s Place, Inc. $218,000 Essential Human Services
Sacred Heart Community Service $489,000 Essential Human Services
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments $167,500 Essential Human Services
Samaritan House $509,000 Essential Human Services
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory $51,096 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance $158,250 Essential Human Services
Santa Clara County Office of Education $49,693 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System $91,252 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Science Buddies $25,662 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley $612,500 Essential Human Services
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network $164,000 Essential Human Services
SFMade $215,000 Pathways for Success
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1,330,000 Essential Human Services, English Learners
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits $131,653 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Silicon Valley Education Foundation $518,621 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit, Essential Human Services
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund $469,737 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League $74,855 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit, Essential Human Services
SJB Child Development Centers $314,389 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Sky’s the Limit Fund $29,580 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc. $450,000 Pathways for Success
Sobrato Early Academic Language $10,139,911 English Learners, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Social Good Fund, Inc. $400,000 Pathways for Success, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of San Mateo County $229,250 Essential Human Services
SOMOS Mayfair, Inc. $254,000 Essential Human Services
South County Community Health Center, Inc $567,500 Essential Human Services
St. Francis Center of Redwood City $352,000 Essential Human Services
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