|Address:||8001 Folsom Blvd |
Sacramento, CA 95826
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Sub NTEE:||Goodwill Industries|
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.
- 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:
- Funding: Unrestricted - Funds to continue our job training and workforce development programs.
- In-Kind Donations - Clothing and household goods to be sold in our stores.
- Furniture - Furniture to be sold in our furniture store and to help rehomed individuals.
- Volunteers - Volunteers to help with job training.
- Space: Office or Other - Storage for donations.
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.