Goodwill Industries International
- Region of Impact
- United States
- Total funding
- $10 million
- Funding began in
- Economic Opportunity
Helping people across America access opportunity through digital skills
What they do
Goodwill® is the leading workforce development nonprofit in the U.S. Every year, they serve more than 2 million job seekers and career-advancers in-person and 34 million online through a variety of services including job placement, career counseling, résumé preparation, virtual career fairs, and industry-recognized skills training.
Local Goodwill organizations provide job training and placement opportunities to help people build career and financial assets, advance careers, and reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. To fuel this life-changing mission and create opportunities for paychecks, local Goodwill organizations sell clothing and household good donations in a social enterprise and retail footprint.
How we're helping
With Google’s support, Goodwill is helping 1.2 million people across the country expand their digital skills and career opportunities.
Our $10 million grant will enable Goodwill Industries International to map the digital skills programs offered across its network and to fund the local, community-based Goodwill organizations’ replication of top programs across the country. Programs range from the basic, such as using digital tools to apply for a job, to the advanced, such as classes to secure a job in IT support.
In addition to our grant, Google is supporting up to 1,000 Google volunteers to conduct career coaching and digital skills training sessions for people served by local Goodwill organizations and Goodwill trainers across the country.