San Francisco Foundation appoints Sergio Garcia to the Board of Trustees

San Francisco Foundation appoints Sergio Garcia to the Board of Trustees

Contact: Ling Woo Liu, lliu[at]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Foundation (SFF) announces that Sergio Garcia has been appointed to the Board of Trustees. His five-year appointment is in effect until 2028. 

“We are grateful to have Sergio join us in this leadership role,” says SFF CEO Fred Blackwell. “His deep experience in governance and strategic planning will serve as a critical asset in our work to advance racial equity in the Bay Area.”

Sergio Garcia is CEO of Garcia Strategic Advisors LLC, where he provides strategic advice to executives and boards on governance, risk mitigation, and crisis management. He has extensive experience serving as a senior executive and chief legal officer at public technology companies. Sergio has also worked to advance economic opportunity and social justice through pro bono legal work and decades of board leadership roles for organizations advocating for economic mobility, housing and transportation equity, and environmental justice.

Sergio has taught Negotiations as an adjunct professor at Berkeley Law School, and Comparative Constitutional Law in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his JD from Berkeley Law School and his BA from Stanford University in International Relations.

“I am honored and delighted to be joining the SFF Board of Trustees. SFF is an extraordinary organization with over 75 years of experience of fighting poverty and inequity in the Bay Area,” he said.

“I’ve long admired the foundation for its commitment to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion, and I have seen how its community-driven approach to building a more equitable and just Bay Area works in practice. I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and SFF leadership to accelerate the foundation’s impact because the needs have never been greater.”


The San Francisco Foundation is committed to a Bay Area where everyone can get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and exercise their political voice. The foundation advances its work through grantmaking, partnerships with donors, policy advocacy, and impact investing.