The Sobrato Organization is dedicated to building a strong and vibrant Silicon Valley community through business and philanthropic leadership. Founded by John A. Sobrato in 1979 and led by CEO Matt Sonsini, The Sobrato Organization remains a family-owned firm known for integrity and dedication, with no outside investors or joint venture partners.
Since 1953, the Sobrato Family has played a pivotal role in shaping Silicon Valley through its real estate development and by giving back to the community through Sobrato Philanthropies. Sobrato Philanthropies creates social change by partnering with communities to build a world that is more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. Guided by the business philosophy and personal values of the Sobrato family, three generations engage in grantmaking, advocacy, impact investing, and collaborative efforts designed to create impact in the communities they serve. The board of Sobrato Philanthropies has recently approved an a budget to grant over $750 million over the next five years.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As the Sobrato family's areas of interest continue to grow, their philanthropic work has taken three paths: individual giving, collaborative giving, and collective giving. Working closely with and reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, as well as directly with Sobrato family members, this newly-created position will play a key role in facilitating the familyâ€™s impact investments. Specifically, we are seeking an experienced impact investment professional to work closely with the family, foundation staff, and their sector-specific impact consultants to source, screen, execute, and monitor both fund and direct private investments across a variety of focus areas. Current areas of focus include microfinance, ocean health, food system reform, and drug development for rare diseases, although target areas are likely to evolve and grow over time. The Director will provide project management, research, and analysis to support these important areas of work.