The Builders

The private group of donors who advance New Story’s vision and enable our 100% transparency promise. Interested in becoming a Builder?

Fueling New Story’s impact and innovation

We have two bank accounts: one for building homes and communities, and one for funding overhead expenses. We never cross these accounts, and can guarantee that 100% of public donations go directly towards building homes and communities. The Builders enable New Story to uphold this “100% Promise.”

The Builders are a private group of donors that give multi-year annual donations of $50k+to fund New Story’s staff, R&D, travel, and other operational costs. Thanks to our Builders, New Story is able to plan ahead, strategize, and ultimately further maximize our impact.

Y Combinator was the first organization to kick off The Builders program in the summer of 2015, a program once described by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen as, “the best program for creating top-end entrepreneurs that has ever existed.” Since then, we’ve had an incredible roster of individuals, companies, and foundations join The Builders and the New Story team in pioneering innovative solutions to end global homelessness.

The Builders believe in an unconventional model.

Their philanthropic investment drives our ability to scale, take risks with research and development, and accomplish our long-term vision.

Like any growing startup, we need big picture investors who support our business model. The Builders’ ROI is measured in the lives they change and by how New Story’s innovations will eventually be used by other nonprofits and governments focused on social housing around the world. Builders are a mix of successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, foundations, corporate executives, seasoned philanthropists, and generous families.

If you have a question or would like to learn more about becoming a Builder, contact us below and our Growth Team would love to connect with you.

I started supporting New Story, because it was a crazy idea that might just work run by people I believed in. I continue to give because I see the real and raw impact that their work has, dollar for dollar supporting their operation is the biggest impact I can have.
Pete Flint, Trulia Founder, Zillow Group Board of Directors
We love seeing our donation spent on hiring top talent and improvements to the organizations. New Story has proven they know how to use our donation to generate more funding that ultimately creates more impact.
Christy Chin, Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Since I first met New Story and their leadership team, I knew it was a different kind of charity. I love supporting the innovation, team, and long-term strategy.
CJ Fitzgerald, Managing Partner, Summit Partners

Interested in becoming a Builder?

Reach out to us below.