Tessa Rouverol Callejo
FAITHS Program and Civic Engagement Officer
Tessa Rouverol Callejo is the FAITHS Program and Civic Engagement Officer at The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) where she has worked since 1996 in a variety of capacities. Ms. Callejo directs the FAITHS Program of The San Francisco Foundation, a civic engagement and capacity building program serving a wide network of hundreds of faith-based organizations and community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, she manages TSFF’s Immigrant Integration grantmaking portfolio and provides leadership on civic engagement and policy initiatives and grantmaking. Ms. Callejo was a founding member and still represents TSFF on the advisory committee of Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy’s Civic Engagement Fund for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities. For more than thirty years, she has worked with nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to coming to the Foundation, she served as the Director of the Catholic Charities San Francisco’s Central American Refugee Project, as the Executive Director of the National Sanctuary Defense Fund, and as the Director of St. Peter’s Housing Committee, a San Francisco nonprofit housing rights organization serving the Spanish-speaking community that merged with Just Cause Oakland to form Causa Justa. Before joining TSFF Ms. Callejo founded and later served on the board of directors of the California Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, a statewide coalition of faith-based organizations advocating for the just treatment of immigrants. Ms. Callejo has deep expertise in the fields of community organizing, policy advocacy, immigrant integration, and affordable housing. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, lives in San Francisco, and is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley.