San Francisco Foundation Appoints Bob Uyeki to its Board of Trustees

San Francisco Foundation Appoints Bob Uyeki to its Board of Trustees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Foundation has appointed Bob Uyeki to its Board of Trustees for a five-year term. Mr. Uyeki is a retired foundation executive with more than 30 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in the Bay Area.

He was the longtime CEO of the Y & H Soda Foundation, a private family foundation committed to advancing economic justice and protecting immigrant rights in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. He previously worked at the East Bay Community Foundation and was the Director of the San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival. He has extensive experience serving on several boards and currently sits on the Boards of Asian Health Services and Mu Films.

Mr. Uyeki previously worked at the San Francisco Foundation, where he directed the Community Service Awards Program from 1994-1997.

“I’ve known Bob for years and could not be happier that he is continuing his work with the foundation as a Board member now,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. “He is incredibly knowledgeable about Bay Area philanthropy and is a brilliant strategic thinker. I am looking forward to partnering with him again to help make the Bay Area a racially just and economically inclusive place.”

“I’ve had the great privilege of being in a 30-year relationship with the San Francisco Foundation – first as a grantee, later as a staff member, and for the past 20 years as funding partner and collaborator in advancing racial equity and social justice in the Bay Area,” said Mr. Uyeki. “I’m honored to be taking on a new stewardship role with SFF in supporting Fred and our amazing team in making the Bay Area a place where everyone can participate, prosper and belong.”

Mr. Uyeki holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an MPA with an emphasis in strategic planning and management from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.