Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada

Our Mission is to utilize Goodwill resources to help people with disadvantages achieve self-sufficiency.

Our vision is to leverage our donated goods retail enterprise to optimize our outreach in the communities we serve. Our direct and indirect service delivery will be characterized by relevance, exclllence and cost effectiveness.

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Address: 8001 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Employment 
Sub NTEE: Goodwill Industries 
Executive Director: Joseph Mendez
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-395-9000 x277
Fax: 916-395-2615
Goodwill Industries belongs to a global network of 165 community-based autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries. Each member Goodwill is an independent, incorporated 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a local board of directors. Goodwill was established in Sacramento in 1933 with its headquarters in the basement of the old Sixth Street (Methodist-Episcopal) church between K and L Streets. Our territory covers 16 counties in Northern California and 13 in Northern Nevada.

While Goodwill historically provides vocational access to people with barriers to employment, our current mission is formally expanding to include safety net services in our assigned territory. Goodwill has partnered with several nonprofits in the area we serve (see below). In 2015, Goodwill and its Network of Services provided nearly 400,000 services to over 100,000 people.Leverage our donated goods retail enterprise to optimize our outreach in the communities we serve. Our direct and indirect service delivery will be characterized by relevance, excellence and cost effectiveness.
Why is Goodwill actively seeking financial contributions and volunteer support?
- Need: More people need training for good jobs that so they can work to their full potential. Many people in our region are in precarious employment situations… one paycheck away from financial disaster! Unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 3x greater than the overall unemployment rate. Job training with support services including education and health care are essential for progress.
- Changes in revenue sources: Neither government funding nor Goodwill's retail division covers the full cost of most programs. Government funding with regulations are becoming more cumbersome. Goodwill needs support from individual donors and corporations to make positive change happen.
- Mission Advancement: Goodwill has the capacity to help people make long-lasting, sustainable changes by addressing root causes and less on symptom management.

Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - Funds to continue our job training and workforce development programs.
  2. In-Kind Donations - Clothing and household goods to be sold in our stores.
  3. Furniture - Furniture to be sold in our furniture store and to help rehomed individuals.
  4. Volunteers - Volunteers to help with job training.
  5. Space: Office or Other - Storage for donations.
Goodwill's core mission has always been job training and placement for the disabled and disadvantaged, and vocational access remains our primary mission focus. Realizing that job training and placement is only one piece of the equation when it comes to marginalized and disadvantaged members of our society, Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada is actively expanding its umbrella of services to include housing, food services, clothing and emergency assistance to those in need, with a common mission of helping disadvantaged people become self-sufficient and improving the quality of lives in the communities we serve.

We need to serve individuals with a holistic approach, providing comprehensive services to ensure the people we work with are truly on the path to self-sufficiency. Through strategic alliances with other nonprofit organizations, Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada has been able to provide a more comprehensive continuum of care to those in need. Goodwill's operational strengths allow its partner organizations to share, in addition to financial support, the same back office competencies in HR, Finance, IT, fund development, and other areas. In sharing resources, nonprofit family members reduce redundancy, lower overhead costs, and allow NPO staff to focus on providing a better return to the community.