Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 24, 2014, 4:12 PM
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago is the largest of more than 170 Goodwill organizations in North America. More than 3,700 Goodwill employees work in over 40 locations throughout 23 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago.
Goodwill's mission is to provide work opportunities and skill development for people with barriers to employment. In 2005, we served 11,500 individuals, all striving to overcome disabilities or disadvantages. Goodwill's objective is to assist program participants in developing or securing work opportunities that fulfill their personal and professional goals, while providing wages and benefits that maintain self-sufficiency.
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. and Metropolitan Chicago has been providing services since 1919. We pursue and achieve our mission by operating diverse businesses: participant programs and services, retail and salvage sales, industrial subcontracts and laundry, and service contracts with the government.
Since 1972, selected Goodwill programs and services have been accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
As a non-profit organization, Goodwill appreciates the continued support of government funding sources, local and national foundations, and corporate and individual donors. Equally important, however, are Goodwill's own initiatives, which help us remain a self-sustaining organization. A vital evaluation of any non-profit is how revenue is used: Goodwill consistently uses at least 90 percent of its revenue for participant programs and services.