We believe 100% of public donations should go directly to the field to built safe homes. That's our commitment. Therefore, we have to find another way to cover our operating expenses, and even reimburse credit card fees for online donations.
This is where The Builders come in. The Builders are a private group of donors that specifically fund our operations. We have two bank accounts: one for safe homes and one for operations, and promise to never cross the accounts.
Y Combinator, which is "the best program for creating top-end entrepreneurs that has ever existed." according to the venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen, was the first organization to fund our operations in the summer of 2015.
Since then, we've had incredible individuals, companies, and foundations that have joined The Builders.
The Builders believe in an unconventional model and their investment drives our ability to scale, offer a better donor experience, and accomplish our long-term mission.
Like any startup, we need investors who support our business model. Our investors' ROI is measured in the lives they change, not in a big liquidation event or stock options.
We are deeply grateful for the generosity and vision of The Builders.
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