Geoff Green is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBCC Foundation, where he has led the effort to establish the SBCC Promise.
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. 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 November 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 his dream job as a Park Ranger/Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. Upon returning to Santa Barbara in 1997, Geoff joined the Fund for Santa Barbara where he served as Executive Director from 2003 to 2015.
His other community work includes more than ten years of public affairs radio programming on KCSB and as a campaign field organizer. Geoff was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North in 2006, and served on the Leadership Council that drafted Santa Barbara County’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in 2006-2007. Geoff served as Co-Chair the national Board of Directors of the Funding Exchange from 2006 until 2009, 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 also consults professionally 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.
Geoff is currently serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Association of Nonprofits, on the Board of Commissioners for 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 and the Network of California Community College Foundations. 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.