Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Carlos Garcia is a native Californian. His interest in environmental issues developed as an adult, and he has woven it into his personal life and career.
Carlos is a senior philanthropic advisor at The San Francisco Foundation. In this role, he works with individuals and families to explore the alignment of their personal values and giving, to develop and execute their grantmaking strategies, and to deepen their engagement on social and environmental issues. Recently, he helped to develop a new grantmaking program that is providing nature-based experiences and environmental education to thousands of underserved youth across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Previously, he was a philanthropy advisor at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the world. His professional background also includes serving as associate director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization.
Carlos serves on the board of directors of the Environmental Grantmakers Association(EGA), a national group of nearly 200 private foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, and individual philanthropists. EGA works with its members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy. He is also on the board of the San Francisco Green Film Festival and is a member of Full Circle Fund, a network of professionals who help social entrepreneurs accelerate positive change.
Carlos earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a specialization in business administration from UCLA. He and his wife live in San Francisco where you can often find them on the trails around the Bay Area.