Miguel M. Salinas is a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He supports grantmaking for the Foundation’s work to ensure that California communities are where people create enduring solutions to the complex challenges of stable housing, healthy environments, and improved maternal and child health.
Miguel brings extensive nonprofit, corporate philanthropy, and communications experience to the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Miguel worked for nearly a decade at Adobe where he served as program director for the Adobe Foundation, and senior manager of Global Giving at Adobe. He has also worked as a grants manager and communications strategist at Intel Corporation. Before entering the corporate sector, Miguel spent a decade in the local nonprofit sector working at various organizations such as the San Jose Downtown Association, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He began his career as a journalist and has worked at various news outlets in Texas and California covering crime, education, and government.
Miguel has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University. He is an active member in the San Jose/Silicon Valley community where he lives, supporting education and arts and culture organizations. He is currently on the board of directors of the Leo M. Shortino Foundation, and has served on the boards of the School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, Teatro Visión, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), the Hispanic Foundation Silicon Valley, and Downtown College Prep.