Salvador Menjivar is the Executive Director of Beneficial State Foundation. Salvador has been in positions of leadership in the private and nonprofit sectors for over fifteen years. While attending school in New York he helped launch an import-export company brokering and selling organic foods from Latin America. He has also directed political campaigns on behalf of the California Democratic Party. Most recently he served as Executive Director of Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco.
Salvador has also served on governmental commissions in the Cities of San Francisco and Berkeley. He has volunteered his time on many Boards of Directors in the Bay Area -including the Mission Area Federal Credit Union, as President and Treasurer.
He holds a degree in Economics from New York based New School University and an M.B.A from the University of San Francisco. Salvador has recently received several awards, including a local award from the Full Circle Fund for innovation in the areas of affordable housing, and a National Achievement Award from the National Alliance to End Homelessness for his work on ending homelessness for families and children.
Salvador lives in Berkeley with his two children, Alejandro and Rafael.