Geoff Green is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBCC Foundation, where he has served since 2015 and has led the effort to establish the SBCC Promise.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Geoff came to Santa Barbara as a UCSB student where he also began organizing on issues of racial equity, access to education, environmental health and LGBTQ equality. After pursuing his dream job as a Park Ranger/Naturalist in Yosemite National Park in the mid-1990s, Geoff returned to Santa Barbara in 1997 and joined the Fund for Santa Barbara, a grassroots community foundation where he served as Executive Director from 2003 to 2015.
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, President of the Foundation Roundtable of Santa Barbara County from 2014 to 2015, and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Association of Nonprofits from 2016 to 2018.
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 also consults professionally and has advised hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public agencies in the areas of board development, fundraising, strategic planning, lobbying & advocacy, and coalition-building.
He currently serves 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. In 2018 he was appointed to the CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations (IRF). He also serves on the advisory boards of KCRW Santa Barbara, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University, and PATH Santa Barbara homeless center.