The Sobrato Family Foundation Education Fund
The Sobrato Family Foundation, one of the largest grantmakers in its region of focus, is committed to building a strong and vibrant Silicon Valley community through business and philanthropic leadership. By expanding the reach and capacity of effective educational organizations, the Foundation’s Education Fund (Ed Fund) seeks to close the opportunity gap by creating opportunities for all young people in the Silicon Valley to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers. The Ed Fund supports grantee programs that align to this goal by strengthening the practice of teachers and school leaders, fostering engagement among parents and families, and preparing preK-12 students for college through quality in school support and out of school time learning opportunities
The Foundation engaged Informing Change to develop an evaluation infrastructure for the Ed Fund that will assess the portfolio’s overall impact while also advancing grantees’ individual organizational goals. Informing Change’s work focused on data and measurement, including a scan of grantees’ data-management capacities and the development of outcome measures that grantees will be expected to collect and report. Informing Change also partnered with the Foundation to design learning opportunities to help Ed Fund grantees share and apply what they learn.