Sobrato Family Foundation

Location: 10600 N De Anza Blvd Ste 200, Cupertino, 95014 CA

EIN: 77-0348912

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7Gives more than money5Positive leader in the field4"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Responsive1Builds relationships1Friendly1Likes site visits1Openminded1Risk taker1Program officer was helpful1Worth the time to pitch1Funding less than the requested amount

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Sobrato Family Foundation

Dec 22, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Sobrato Family Foundation is investing in some of the most important, and often overlooked, nonprofit needs. They provide office space, general support, and this year released a "grant" opportunity to get help from consultants on impact evaluation. They also quickly distributed "emergency" grant funds when the political landscape suddenly shifted against DACA recipients. We truly appreciate the action-oriented and capacity-building focus of Sobrato.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Aug 18, 2017

Reviewer 812 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

In general, Sobrato is very forward thinking. Supporting small organizations with space is a HUGE contribution in the Bay Area. Funding general operations is another major plus. The grant renewal interviews also felt genuine. We were asked what we would do were we given a large sum of money. Some things to note: invite only and the donor amount based formula (at least the one used back then) doesn't reward smart organizations with diverse revenue streams or ones that primarily get contract funds.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jul 12, 2017

Reviewer 668 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Sobrato is the gold standard for foundation partners. They like to support larger, well established organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties with general operating support. They provide larger grants with a challenge grant to spur new and upgraded giving.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jul 07, 2017

Grant Applicant

Inconsistent in what they say and do.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money

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Jun 26, 2017

Reviewer 592 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Though their office is space is often full, you can apply from their website and as space become available they will contact you.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant

be prepared for a complicated process

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Program officer was helpful, Gives more than money


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Funding less than the requested amount

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Jun 15, 2016

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I have no experience with financial funding from them

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"Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

The Sobrato Family Foundation is very committed to helping nonprofits throughout the Bay Area, through grants and space that they have available throughout the area.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Gives more than money

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