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How You Can Help Hidden Stars

Thank you for your interest in supporting Hidden Star and helping these disadvantaged, low income, and minority entrepreneurs follow their dreams. Your donation will be processed through PayPal, the worldwide leader in secure online payments. You can use your credit card or a PayPal account, whichever is more convenient for you.

Hidden Star is IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible. We strictly follow the IRS financial, accountability and reporting rules for such organizations, Donated funds go to providing free services to low income, disadvantaged, and minority entrepreneurs.

We know you want every dollar you donate to be spent wisely, and we share that goal.

Hidden Star is a proven, efficient organization with a track record of supporting low-income and minority entrepreneurship and new job creation. The U.S. Department of Commerce has given us a significant grant and has subsequently described Hidden Star as a high-performing grantee. We are outperforming our initial estimates and are on target to create more jobs, attract more private investment, and help more disadvantaged business owners than projected.

Thus far, we are helping create jobs for less than $1,800 each; putting Hidden Star near the top of the most efficient job-creating programs. Only about 8% of our total spending goes to overhead and administration, and 92% goes directly to helping create new businesses and new jobs.

We promise to be good stewards of your money, and we appreciate your support.

NOTE: If you would prefer to mail a check for your donation, please send it to: Hidden Star, 1705 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 203, Austin, TX 78746

Google In-Kind Donations

Hidden Star Resources is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.

We're so grateful for your cash donation, we have very special thank you gifts

$1 Donations

$1 donations help us help disadvantaged entrepreneurs succeed and enable them to follow their dream! Your generosity is rewarded with our heartfelt thanks and your name added to our supporter list on

$10 Donations

Your $10 donation earns you a tax deduction for supporting our disadvantaged entrepreneurs and we’ll brag about your support by including a listing and a link on our website, which helps you increase your website traffic.

$25 Donations

Your $25 donation earns you a tax deduction and makes you feel great about providing measurable support for our Hidden Stars, and enabling them to follow their dreams! You will also get both our books for starting and marketing your business.

$100 Donations

Do double social good and give a tax-deductible $100 gift to support our Hidden Stars AND the environment. Your tax-deductible donation means entrepreneurs can follow their dreams and you’ll get both our business books, a listing on Hidden Star’s donor page, a donor badge for your own site, and a $75 gift certificate for Infinite Clothing’s sustainable casual and workout wear made from recycled plastic bottles!

$200 Donations

Double your double social good and help our Hidden Stars as you bask in the warm, satisfying glow of caring for our planet. We’ll give you a $150 Infinite Clothing gift certificate, our two business books, a supporter listing on with a link to your favorite small business, and a Hidden Star badge for your own site.

$1,000 Donations

Your $1,000 tax-deductible donation earns you all of the rewards of the $200 level and you become an ultra-elite member of our Hidden Star Angel Investor Group. Hidden Star Angels get a first look at—and first opportunity to invest privately in—any company financing in which Hidden Star helps.