Joe is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Advisors for — an online financial firm with a conscience that delivers banking and investing services built for everyone.


Joe serves as the Chair of CalEITC4Me, an unprecedented statewide outreach campaign to encourage lower income Californians to claim the newly passed state earned income tax credit as well as the federal credit.

Blue Apron

Joe is a founding investor in Blue Apron, the leading provider of home-delivered, moderately priced ready-to-prepare meals for individuals and families.

Bright Funds

Joe is on the Board of Directors and a founding investor in Bright Funds, which helps individuals and employees support the causes they care about.

Casa Teresa

Joe serves on the Board of Directors and as a volunteer at Casa Teresa in Orange County, which provides a temporary home and on-going support for pregnant women 18 years of age and older who are alone.

Economic Innovation Group

Joe serves on the Board of Directors and is a Co-Founder of the Economic Innovation Group, which brings together leading entrepreneurs, investors, economists, and policymakers from across the political spectrum to address America’s economic challenges.

Golden State Opportunity Foundation

Joe is the founder of the Golden State Opportunity Foundation — a platform to support meaningful efforts to create economic security for all Californians through a program of research, analysis, public information and education.

Sierra Club Foundation

Joe is on the Board of the Directors for the Sierra Club Foundation, the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, a 501(c)(4). The foundation provides charitable grants to the Sierra Club and other nonprofit organizations to support scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further the Foundation’s goals.

Jefferson Awards Foundation

For over five years, Joe has been the Chair of the Board of the Governors for theJefferson Awards Foundation, which engages over 1 million young people each year in volunteerism and public service.

UC Riverside School of Public Policy

Joe serves on the Board of Advisors and is also a founder of the Manny Rice Fund for California’s Future.

Joe is on the Board of Directors of, the leading social university that brings people together to create positive change in the world.