What We Fund

Sobrato Philanthropies works in three core areas: investing in Silicon Valley, advancing English Learners in California, and committing to Sustainability. In addition, the family gives individually and explores special initiatives to meet critical societal or environmental needs.

Below is a list of our current community grantees across our different program areas. 

Grantee Total Amount Program(s)
Innovate Public Schools $272,644 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Insulin Pumpers $25,541 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
International Children Assistance Network $53,747 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley $147,500 Essential Human Services
Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service $300,000 Pathways for Success
JobTrain, Inc. $635,000 Pathways for Success
Juma Ventures $700,000 Pathways for Success
Kainos Home & Training Center $30,000 Essential Human Services
KIPP Public Schools Northern California $435,000 Postsecondary Success
Kiva Microfunds $220,000 Pathways for Success
Langham Partnership USA $16,080 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley $347,500 Essential Human Services
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law $100,000 Essential Human Services
Learning Policy Institute $150,000 English Learners
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County $660,072 Essential Human Services, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
LIFE ElderCare $158,250 Essential Human Services
LifeMoves $597,500 Essential Human Services
Literacy Lab $36,000 Essential Human Services
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen $213,250 Essential Human Services
Loyola Marymount University $605,000 English Learners
Magical Bridge Foundation $150,000 Family Giving
Maitri $173,250 Essential Human Services
Martha’s Kitchen $157,500 Essential Human Services
MayView Community Health Center, Inc. $50,000 Essential Human Services
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club $63,000 Essential Human Services
Mission Asset Fund $100,000 Essential Human Services
Morgan Hill Community Foundation $50,000 Essential Human Services
My New Red Shoes $598,306 Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
New Teacher Center $367,280 Postsecondary Success, Sobrato Centers for Nonprofit
New Venture Fund $2,550,000 English Learners, Essential Human Services
Program Total Amount
Postsecondary Success $3,502,500
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