The Builders

The private group of donors that advance New Story’s vision.

Fueling New Story's Impact and Innovation

The Builders are a private group of donors that give multi-year annual donations of $25k minimum to fund New Story’s staff, innovation, travel and other overhead expenses. The Builders enable New Story to have the “100% Promise” and also significantly impact future strategy and decisions because New Story knows what their overhead budget will be for the upcoming years. We have two bank accounts: one for building homes and communities, and one for overhead. We 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 overhead 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 philanthropic investment drives our ability to scale, take risks and do 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.

The Builders are a mix of successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalist, foundations, tech leaders, corporate executives, seasoned philanthropists, and generous families.

If you have a question or would like to learn more about becoming a Builder, our CEO would love to connect with you. Please leave your email below.

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 Director, Summit Partners

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