New Story Inc

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

aka New Story Charity   |   San Francisco, CA   |  newstorycharity.org

Mission

New Story is a Y Combinator-backed nonprofit building thriving communities in the developing world. We work to create breakthrough tools, drive innovations, and identify best practices (our "Housing Innovation Toolkit") that power nonprofits, governments, and businesses that are working towards designing communities for those in need. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. We believe a home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of day-to-day survival-mode living.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder, CEO

Brett Hagler

Main address

182 Howard St. #101

San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

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EIN

47-2529408

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1B+ humans live without safe shelter. We serve families who live day-to-day: by necessity, they're focused on providing the next meal, the next drink of water, and the next safe place to sleep. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. A home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of survival mode.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

3D Printed Homes

In 2018, we worked with our partner ICON to build the first permitted 3D printed home in the US. The home was built in less than 48 hours, for a fraction of the cost of a typical new construction.

In 2019, we’ve been working with ICON to develop the Vulcan 2: a printer designed to build 3D printed homes for those who need them most. The Vulcan 2 will provide:
- Greater affordability per home
- Significant decrease in construction time
- Better quality and longterm security

Within the next year, we’ll break ground on the first community of 3D printed homes in history.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

At New Story, we CREATE hardware, software, and process solutions for the social housing sector. We iterate on our products until we can PROVE their potential to drive scalable global impact. We SHARE our solutions with nonprofits and governments around the world working to bring shelter to the 1B+ people currently in need.

Through our CREATE > PROVE > SHARE model, we democratize our products within the social housing sector, and are constantly pursuing new breakthroughs.

Traditional and linear methods will never reach the !B+ people who need adequate shelter. We believe taking calculated risks on innovative ideas will allow us to reach more families exponentially faster, with the best possible solutions.

Through building homes and communities, we seek to identify the biggest pain-points within the social housing sector. Equipped with a Technology team, R&D team, and Impact Data team, we are able to quickly develop solutions and directly address these inefficiencies and market failures. After thoroughly data-proving our work, we share our tools and lessons learned with our partners and the larger sector.

The unique blend of New Story's core competencies, distinct products and processes, and committed forward-thinking donors, all enable New Story to be the trusted innovation partner and "R&D arm" for the social housing sector.

So far, we've built 22 communities across 4 countries, impacting 11,000+ lives in just 5 years.

Additionally, we have developed partnerships with 25 organizations across 10 countries and 4 continents through democratizing our software tools, and look forward to continuing to expand our impact through sharing our technology.

We aim to continue to scale and build homes, while also empowering other organizations in our sector to build better homes, faster.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Story Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brett Hagler

CEO of New Story

C.J. Fitzgerald

Summit Partners

Steve Ayoub

Data Blue

Pete Flint

NFX

George Huber

Equity Investment Group / Dock Square Capital

Michael Arrieta

DocuSign

Brett Hagler

New Story

Vik Harrison

The Branded Startup & charity : water

Robert Hohman

Glassdoor

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/25/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.