Victor Garcia


"Growing up in the Central Valley, an immigrant, and the son and grandson of farmworkers, I saw education as my ticket to stability, opportunity and a better life."

Learn more about why Victor is excited to support undocumented students through Immigrants Rising’s California Campus Catalyst Fund.

Victor Garcia joined Immigrants Rising’s staff in April 2018 as Director of the California Campus Catalyst Fund. He brings extensive experience in higher education and philanthropy. He has held student affairs positions in each of the higher education systems in California. For four years, he was also a program officer at The College Futures Foundation where he managed a statewide portfolio of grantees that supported underserved student populations. As Director of the Catalyst Fund, Victor oversees the grant application and selection process; convenes advocates, educators and funders to make grant decisions; and coordinates the delivery of technical assistance to grantees.