About Us

What We Do?

Through the power of work, Goodwill of Silicon Valley generates revenue that it then re-invests back into the community by means of programs that give people the tools to live independent lives.

Most people think that Goodwill is just a donation and retail operation, but it is so much more than that!

It’s the homeless veteran who is given the opportunity to change his life.

It’s the local and international markets that benefit from our products.

It’s the local companies that we partner with through our GoodSource and GoodEx services.

It’s the 20.4 million pounds of goods that Goodwill diverts from the landfill annually.

But most importantly, it’s the community members who receive services through our programs each year.

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The Basics

Founded in Santa Clara County in 1926, Goodwill of Silicon Valley (GWSV) is part of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of over 200 autonomous, community-based Goodwill organizations worldwide. Together we are one of the largest social service organizations in the world.

 

We are dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increasing standards of living, providing economic independence, and restoring our clients sense of self value. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training and environmental stewardship.

 

With 19 retail stores, an online store, an extensive reuse/recycling operation, and our Contract Services division (GoodSource) we help people overcome barriers to employment, build sustainable livelihoods, and transform their lives and communities.

 

The revenues generated from these enterprises, coupled with grant and financial donation support, fund the Institute for Career Development (ICD), the heart of the organization. ICD provides employment services to over 4,000 adult and youth annually.

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Good Wheels Proud Community Partners

REDF

Our vision is ambitious. Help employ hundreds of thousands of people in America. We know we can’t do it alone. That’s why REDF is partnering with business leaders, funders, community leaders, and policymakers who can work toward a common goal: invest in social enterprises that put people to work on a national scale.

SVLG

Silicon Valley Leadership Group epresents more than 390 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment.