Board of Directors

Dan Safier

Dan_Safier_head_shot_190As Chairman of the Board of the Jim Joseph Foundation, Dan Safier guides the Foundation in fulfilling the philanthropic mission of its founder, Jim Joseph, who believed in providing compelling and effective learning experiences for young Jews in the US.

Dan is the past Chair of the San Francisco Jewish Community Endowment Fund where he also served on the Federation Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, the Finance & Administration Committee, the Investment Committee, the Building Committee, and he formerly served as Chair of the Capital Planning Committee.  He has previously served on the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Board of Directors, Board of Directors for the American Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and as Campaign Leadership and Investment Committee Member for the Brandeis Hillel Day School. Dan is a Wexner Heritage Foundation Alumnus.

Professionally, Dan is the co-founder, President and CEO of the Prado Group, a privately held investment, development and property management based in San Francisco.  Dan received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  Dan serves as an advisor to various companies and non-profit organizations.  He is a member of ULI’s Urban Development Mixed-Use Council, a Board Member of SPUR, and a member of Lambda Alpha International. Prior to forming the Prado Group, Mr. Safier was a Principal and Executive Vice President at Prometheus Real Estate Group.


The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.