josh kwan

Co-Founder, Praxis


Josh finds joy in building high-impact organizations that create enduring value. He co-founded Praxis while he was the Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, where he divided his time between conducting due diligence on innovative social enterprises and helping portfolio organizations scale their impact; he continues to advise DWFF on grantmaking and impact investing.

Josh is a founding board member of Village Schools International, a ministry that has started more than 30 high schools in Africa. He also served on the founding executive committee of the Big Bang Philanthropy Group. Previously, Josh worked as a journalist and was published in The San Jose Mercury News, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Josh also co-founded and serves on the board of Carpenters Code.


He graduated from Harvard and earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives with his family near San Francisco.