The private group of donors who advance New Story’s vision and enable our 100% transparency promise. Interested in becoming a Builder?
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.
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.
“Supporting New Story’s operations and R&D has allowed us to help the team take calculated risks and pursue “crazy” ideas, in a way that most other non-profits are unable to. Now, New Story is able to impact lives exponentially by bringing some of the world’s newest technologies to the communities that need it the most. Our involvement with New Story is rewarding, exciting and humbling – we are loving our journey.”
“The Builders program has allowed us to make an exponential impact of our donations by allowing us to invest in the future of families with the greatest need. We are thrilled to support New Story as they push the boundaries of innovation and R&D to solve the global crisis of affordable housing.”
“I have dedicated more than thirty years of my career in the real estate industry working to empower the dream of homeownership for people. New Story is one of the truest examples of this mission: making it possible for families in some of the world’s most underserved communities to have a safe and healthy home. I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of this incredible organization.”
“We started supporting New Story because we were inspired by the team’s long-term vision and innovative strategy to eradicate homelessness in third-world countries. We are excited to help ensure that New Story continues to bring in and retain top talent, in order to transform this vision into reality.”
“New Story’s unique business model incentivizes transparency where 100% of donations go directly towards building homes. Through the Builders Program, we are able to help support this innovative philanthropy model by funding New Story’s operational expenses, allowing every donation to go directly towards funding homes.”
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