The Fund for Santa Barbara

Geoff Green

Executive Director

Geoff Green is the Executive Director of the Fund for Santa Barbara where he has served as a staff member since 1997.

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Geoff came to Santa Barbara in 1990 where he began work in community organizing on issues of racial equity, access to education, environmental health and LGBTQ equality. Geoff's professional work included positions with the UCSB 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.

Geoff's other community work includes more than ten years of public affairs radio programming on KCSB and as a campaign field organizer – including co-chairing 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 on the Policy Committee of the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN) in 2010-2011.

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, coalition-building, board development, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy, effective use of media, public speaking, executive searches, conference planning, and meeting facilitation.

For 2014 Geoff is serving as the Treasurer of the Board for the California Association of Nonprofits, as President of the Foundation Roundtable of Santa Barbara County, and as Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

 

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