Geoff Green is the chief executive officer of the SBCC Foundation.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Geoff came to Santa Barbara in 1990 as a UCSB student where he began work in community organizing on issues of racial equity, access to education, environmental health, and LGBTQ equality. Geoff’s professional work at UCSB included positions with the Office of Residential Life, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and the Associated Students where he served as President in 1993-94.
In 1994, Geoff was elected to a four-year term on the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District Board of Directors where he served until pursuing a career as a park ranger/naturalist in Yosemite National Park. Upon returning to Santa Barbara in 1997, Geoff began work with the Fund for Santa Barbara where he served in a variety of roles for nearly 18 years including executive director from 2003 to 2015.
Geoff’s other community work includes more than 10 years of public affairs radio programming on KCSB, and as a campaign field organizer for Measure A96 and as co-chair of Santa Barbara County’s “No on Prop 22” campaign in 2000. Geoff was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North in 2006, served on the Leadership Council that drafted Santa Barbara County’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in 2006-2007, was appointed as a commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara in September 2008, and served as president of the board of the Santa Barbara Ventura Counties Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2012 and as president of the Foundation Roundtable of Santa Barbara County from 2014 to 2015.
Geoff has served on numerous boards and has advised hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, public agencies, and labor organizations in the areas of organizational development, fundraising, event-planning, coalition-building, board development, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy, effective use of media, public speaking, executive searches, conference planning, and meeting facilitation.
For 2017, Geoff is serving as chair of the Board of Directors for the California Association of Nonprofits, on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, and on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region.
He also serves on the advisory boards of the Adsum Education Foundation, KCRW Santa Barbara, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University, the MBA Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara, and PATH Santa Barbara homeless center.