Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Rating: 2.67 stars 3 3 reviews 1,489
15810 Indianola Dr Rockville MD 20855 USA
Founded in 1902, Goodwill Industries’ primary mission is to provide people with disabilities and other barriers to employment with job training and career services that will enable them to secure productive and competitive jobs. Goodwill Industries’ 207 member organizations span 24 countries and have helped more than six million people through a broad range of programs and services.
Our Results for 2008: * People served through employment and training programs: 1,525,451 * Workforce development services provided: 10,490,787 * People who earned a job with Goodwill’s help : 172,317 * Estimated total earnings of people who earned a job with Goodwill’s help: $2.3 billion * Personal and family support services provided: 18,534,362 * Total revenue generated by Goodwill organizations: $3.28 billion * Total revenue spent directly on programs: 84 percent * Total number of donors (includes repeat donations): 64.4 million * Total number of retail stores: 2,324
Sponsored programs & grants:goodwill industries international, inc. (gii) receives sponsored programs and grants from the department of labor, department of justice and numerous private foundations. Gii subgrants most of these funds to goodwill members. Federal:u. S. Department of labor: for july 2013 through june 2014, gii was awarded $10. 8 million for the senior community service employment program (scsep)to provide low-income seniors with job training via placement in community service positions with the goal of achieving unsubsidized employment. For july 2014 through june 2015, gii was awarded an additional $10. 99 million for the same purpose. Six goodwill members implemented the program in their communities. For july 2014 through june 2015, gii was awarded an additional $10. 99 million for the same purpose. For july 2014 through june 2015, gii was awarded $155,000 to improve unsubsidized job placements through increased employer engagement, enhance services to scsep participants through development or improvement or partnerships and expand training options for scsep participants. U. S. Department of justice: for october 2011 through june 2015, gii was awarded $5 million for 10 goodwill members to serve youth with goodguides(r) career-focused youth mentoring. For october 2013 through september 2016, gii was awarded another $9 million for 22 goodwill members to serve youth with career focused youth mentoring. Foundations: charles schwab foundation : for september 2012 through september 2014, the charles schwab foundation awarded gii a $318,000 grant for the good assets project. It supported financial strengthening including financial education, financial coaching, debt reduction, and asset building at goodwill industries central indiana, inc. (gici). Walmart foundation:for august 2012 through august 2015, the walmart foundation awarded gii a $7. 8 million grant for beyond jobs, a comprehensive program of career development services for unemployed and underemployed women that is subgranted to 45 goodwill members to serve 12,250 individuals. The program includes job training and retention services with wrap-around family supports with a focus on meeting the needs of local industries so participants can leverage sustainable resources via careers. For july 2013 through june 2016, the walmart foundation awarded gii a grant of $5 million for operation goodjobs 2. 0 to support 15 goodwill members in equipping 4,005 veterans and their families to secure education, training and supportive services necessary to become financially strong. The program focuses on goodwill communities with a high concentration of veterans, especially national guard, the reserves and veterans of operation enduring freedom (oef). For august 2013 through december 2014, the walmart foundation awarded gii a $920,759 grant for my free taxes to expand access to and use of free tax preparation services among lower-income individuals and families throughout the u. S. It combines traditional vita volunteer tax preparation with innovative, online self-preparation and filing tools that can engage new filers. For july 2014 through september 2015, the walmart foundation awarded gii an additional $920,759 grant for the same purpose. Caterpillar foundation: for june 2012 through june 2016, the caterpillar foundation awarded gii a $509,329 grant for the expansion of the goodwill model in brazil to promote employment, training and job placement services for persons with disabilities. Bank of america: for january 2013 through august 2015 bank of america awarded gii a $500,000 grant for the vested in vets program. The funds are used to help 1,000 veterans and their family members in twenty communities to connect with the education, training and supports they need to succeed. The grant is also providing support for the development of a veteran career navigation toolkit. Annie e. Casey foundation: for january through december 2014, the annie e. Casey foundation awarded gii a $265,828 grant for initiatives that connect families to services, support and resources they need to achieve economic independence. Lumina foundation: for september 2011 through september 2014, the luminia foundation awarded gii a $550,000 grant for the expansion of goodwiill's community/college career collaboration (c4) project to connect people with credentials to advance their careers. Goizueta foundation: for january 2013 through december 2015, the goizueta foundation awarded gii and four georgia goodwills received a $3. 2 million grant for the enhancement and support of comprehensive latino/hispanic initiatives in georgia's hispanic communities. Accenture: from december 2013 through december 2016, accenture awarded gii a $1. 5 million grant for building capacity and provide online support for member goodwills and their participants in the goodprospects(r) for credentials to careers program. Tracfone: for january 2014 through march of 2016, tracfone wireless awarded gii a $20,000 grant to support education of partner's members regarding safelink, a government supported program that provides free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. Dulin endowment: for january through december of 2014, the dulin foundation awarded gii a $75,000 grant to support training and leadership development for goodwill members.
direct services to goodwill members:goodwill industries international, inc. Functions as a member association, representing the network of independent, community-based goodwill agencies, and providing products, services and expertise that support the local goodwill organizations. Each local goodwill agency is an autonomous member of goodwill industries international. This independence affords local goodwill the flexibility to respond to community needs and opportunities. Among the direct services to local goodwill members:- mission advancement and business consultations- donated goods retail consulting services- advisory support to local goodwill boards of directors in executive searches- learning opportunities for local goodwill staff- public website, extranet and knowledge resources- financial and management analyses- national and local marketing and public relations materials- goodtrakclient tracking software system- media relations and marketing- benchmarking research- consultation and technical assistance- mygoodwill extranet for goodwill members- professional development programs for executives and senior staff- licensing of the goodwill brand
support services to goodwill members:goodwill industries international, inc. Functions as a member association, representing the network of independent, community-based goodwill agencies, and providing products, services and expertise that support the local goodwill organizations. Each local goodwill agency is an autonomous member of goodwill industries. This independence affords the local goodwill the flexibility to respond to community needs and opportunitiesamount the support services to local goodwill members:- board and governance support - business development- resource development - conferences and learning events- international development - strategic sourcing programs- public policy and government relations- research and data analysis
Filter Reviews by Role
Promote This Nonprofit
GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!
Reviews for Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Some of their prices are higher than in Walmart new. I used to purchase a lot but not anymore. With coupons and special sales in regular stores is better than in Goodwill right now. They need to review their prices.
9 people found this review helpful
I am NOT a paid representative of Goodwill. I have made donations to Goodwill to be used for the benefit of less fortunate people. I have learned that the CEO plus the district heads earn more than $3 million, let alone all the other employees. That's a lot of donations and sales that goes to something other than the purpose for my donating.
4 people found this review helpful
As the national spokesperson for Goodwill and the Donate Movement, I have been in a unique position to partner with many members of the management team and see firsthand what a quality, caring organization this truly is. I am so impressed with everyone I come in contact with at the national office, and am impressed too with the CEOs and marketing professionals I've met from the member agencies all across North America. Goodwill has been around for over 100 years, reclaiming the value of both things and people, as the founder Edgar Helms said long ago.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
witnessing the quality work that quality people do every day to help those with barriers to employment
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
open as many Goodwill agencies as possible to help even more people in this economy.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
One of the most fulfilling things I have ever been involved with!
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?