Joe Sanberg is a progressive entrepreneur on a mission to end poverty. As a steward of the movement to pass the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families in California, Joe founded CalEITC4Me, which helps millions of low-income California families claim the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits, putting more than $4 billion back in their pockets. Most recently, he successfully advocated for the passage of new legislation that extends access to the credits to low-wage immigrant workers.
Joe is the co-founder of Aspiration, which is the online home for people who want to match their money and their conscience through banking, spending and investing services that are fossil-fuel free. Aspiration singularly provides social impact tools attached to its financial products, such as Plant Your Change (which plants a tree for every purchase you make) and automatic carbon offsets to make your spending carbon neutral. Aspiration also created a radically pro consumer fee structure that enables people to choose their own fee levels on checking and investment accounts.
Joe was raised by his mom in Southern California.