Transparency is at the heart of our mission. We want to keep you up to date with exactly where your money goes, when, and what it's specifically being spent on. This page will be updated with details on how your money is being used to help people rebuild their lives and what ratio of it is being used to enable production of the fundraising events. Please keep in touch about what you would like to see on this page.

  • Which cause does my money go to?

    A 501c3 cause will be nominated by the community each season. We will then raise consciousness, money and physical support for this cause in a season of Art Festivals, Popup talks and Popup offices. When you donate during that causes’ season, your money will only go to that cause, not to any other. Causes will be selected based on their reputation, capacity and intention to make a sustainable improvement to the lives of those who suffer and the community's level of knowledge and trust for the organization.

     

    For example, in October 2015, our community put together a festival in 2 weeks instead of a birthday party, raising $8k for Syrian refugee families in Lebanon. We channeled this money through Save the Children because the project leader had been known to us for 20 years. This allowed us video access to the refugee camps we were supporting and the knowledge that this money paid for 900 blankets to help 900 families stay warmer in the winter months.

     

  • How does my money get processed?

    Each 501c3 that we give money to will take a percentage of 11% or less to pay for the materials and staff they need to implement the aid they specialise in. We will consciously select causes that do not spend money on further fundraising events, but that focus solely on rehabilitating people’s lives by paying to help secure their mental and physical health, safety, education, dignity and sustainable future prospects.

     

    Pending our own 501c3 approval, JOY FACTORY is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions Foundation (CVF). CVF is a publicly supported 501c3, which supports Creative Activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.

     

    Creative Visions has the ability to provide a tax deduction receipt for all members of the community, businesses or brands wishing to support JOY FACTORY's mission with either monetary or 'in-kind' service donations (product, resources, time or talents).

     

    Until we receive our own 501c3 status, 7% of all your donations under $150k will go to Creative Visions to help them support a number of humanitarian projects that we feel are in line with JOY FACTORY's mission. The percentage they take is then reduced, relative to the amount given, as shown:

     

    6% of donations $150-$500

    5% of donations $500-$1million

    3% of donations $1million+

     

    When we receive our own 501c3 status, no percentage will be taken by Creative Visions.

     

    You can read about                          projects and ideology here

     

  • Do you pay JOY FACTORY staff with the donations?

    To date the fundraisers have been run by volunteers and the Foundation has also been set up with the help of volunteers along with some of Susannah's personal funds. As is usual for a 501c3, when we begin to receive donations, JOY FACTORY will use 11% of all donations for administrative purposes, which include producing events and compensating staff for their time. The JOY FACTORY model is primarily supported by volunteers from the community who donate their time, talents or funds to support each season's cause. One of the main jobs of the founder is to actively look for new ways to reward and help the lives of the volunteers, providing free use of art spaces and linking people in the network for business and social reward. In the case that finding a volunteer for a job isn’t possible, we will pay freelancers from that season’s donations.

  • If JOY FACTORY staff don’t pay themselves from donations right now, what’s their source of income and who are they?

    Founder, Susannah Orchard supports herself and the development of the Foundation with her work as a freelance Producer and with a previous investment. Susannah has worked as a Broadcast Journalist and Producer for 10 years, primarily for BBC News. Lexy Altman is an independent Producer with 8 years of experience in film and television and volunteers for JOY FACTORY in her spare time. She currently works full-time as an Associate Producer in the development department of Conde Nast Entertainment.

  • Which cause does my money go to?

    A 501c3 cause will be nominated by the community each season. We will then raise consciousness, money and physical support for this cause in a season of Art Festivals, Popup talks and Popup offices. When you donate during that causes’ season, your money will only go to that cause, not to any other. Causes will be selected based on their reputation, capacity and intention to make a sustainable improvement to the lives of those who suffer and the community's level of knowledge and trust for the organization.

     

    For example, in October 2015, our community put together a festival in 2 weeks instead of a birthday party, raising $8k for Syrian refugee families in Lebanon. We channeled this money through Save the Children because the project leader had been known to us for 20 years. This allowed us video access to the refugee camps we were supporting and the knowledge that this money paid for 900 blankets to help 900 families stay warmer in the winter months.

     

  • How does my money get processed?

    Each 501c3 that we give money to will take a percentage of 11% or less to pay for the materials and staff they need to implement the aid they specialise in. We will consciously select causes that do not spend money on further fundraising events, but that focus solely on rehabilitating people’s lives by paying to help secure their mental and physical health, safety, education, dignity and sustainable future prospects.

     

    Pending our own 501c3 approval, JOY FACTORY is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions Foundation (CVF). CVF is a publicly supported 501c3, which supports Creative Activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.

     

    Creative Visions has the ability to provide a tax deduction receipt for all members of the community, businesses or brands wishing to support JOY FACTORY's mission with either monetary or 'in-kind' service donations (product, resources, time or talents).

     

    Until we receive our own 501c3 status, 7% of all your donations under $150k will go to Creative Visions to help them support a number of humanitarian projects that we feel are in line with JOY FACTORY's mission. The percentage they take is then reduced, relative to the amount given, as shown:

     

    6% of donations $150-$500

    5% of donations $500-$1million

    3% of donations $1million+

     

    When we receive our own 501c3 status, no percentage will be taken by Creative Visions.

     

    You can read about

    projects and ideology here

     

  • Do you pay JOY FACTORY staff with the donations?

    To date the fundraisers have been run by volunteers and the Foundation has also been set up with the help of volunteers along with some of Susannah's personal funds. As is usual for a 501c3, when we begin to receive donations, JOY FACTORY will use 11% of all donations for administrative purposes, which include producing events and compensating staff for their time. The JOY FACTORY model is primarily supported by volunteers from the community who donate their time, talents or funds to support each season's cause. One of the main jobs of the founder is to actively look for new ways to reward and help the lives of the volunteers, providing free use of art spaces and linking people in the network for business and social reward. In the case that finding a volunteer for a job isn’t possible, we will pay freelancers from that season’s donations.

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    If JOY FACTORY staff don’t pay themselves from donations right now, what’s their source of income and who are they?

    Founder, Susannah Orchard supports herself and the development of the Foundation with her work as a freelance Producer and with a previous investment. Susannah has worked as a Broadcast Journalist and Producer for 10 years, primarily for BBC News. Lexy Altman is an independent Producer with 8 years of experience in film and television and volunteers for JOY FACTORY in her spare time. She currently works full-time as an Associate Producer in the development department of Conde Nast Entertainment.