Goodwill® Receives Largest Investment in 118-Year History


Investment in training and career services comes at a time when more than 10 million Americans are unemployed and will accelerate GII’s plan to address growing workforce needs. Additional investments made in 46 local, nonprofit Goodwill organizations across the U.S. will enable local Goodwill organizations to expand delivery of Goodwill’s mission locally. The investments are part of more than 4.2 billion in gifts being made.

Additional Coverage

CNN MacKenzie Scott Donates $4.2 Billion to 384 Organizations
Bloomberg MacKenzie Scott Gives Away $4.2 Billion in Four Months
The New York Times MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving
ABC News MacKenzie Scott Said She’s Given Away $4.1B to Help those Struggling Amid Pandemic
Reuters How a U.S. Jobs Charity Plans to Spend $20 Million from Mackenzie Scott

Read Full Press Release on Scott’s Historic Investment

Changing Lives

Local Goodwills across the United States and Canada serve individuals every day on their path towards job and career success. Each year, Goodwill Industries International recognizes two individuals whose stories demonstrate how determination and the right opportunities can lead to lasting, positive change.

Goodwill helped 1 out of 275 job placements in the country last year alone.

In the News

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November 3, 2020
Goodwill CEO Concerned about Recent Economic Trends (Bloomberg Markets: The Close)

May 29, 2020
Pandemic: What You Need to Know (ABC)


February 8, 2021
The Future of Work Post COVID-19: Insights from Goodwill CEO (The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan)

February 23, 2021: Blue-Collar Jobs Boom as Covid-19 Boosts Housing, E-Commerce Demand (The Wall Street Journal)

December 17, 2020: How a U.S. Jobs Charity Plans to Spend $20 Million from Mackenzie Scott (Thomson Reuters Foundation News)

December 15, 2020: 384 Ways to Help (Medium.com)

November 5, 2020: U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Nearly Steady Last Week (The Wall Street Journal)

August 13, 2020: Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop Below One Million for First Time Since March (The Wall Street Journal)

June 29, 2020: Goodwill Offering Job Training, Support for Americans Impacted by COVID-19 (Cheddar)

May 8, 2020: April Unemployment Rate Rose to a Record 14.7% (The Wall Street Journal)

April 28, 2020: COVID-19: Another Barrier to Employment for Low-Skilled Workers? (AEI Hardly Working podcast)

April 9, 2020: U.S. Unemployment Claims Total 6.6 Million Last Week (The Wall Street Journal)

February 25, 2020: Working Together to Boost Inclusive Hiring: JPMorgan Chase, Goodwill® and Indeed (Indeed blog)

January 22, 2020: The Dignity of Work: More Than Just a Job (Work in Progress podcast)

January 14, 2020: Exploring the #PowerOfWork with Goodwill’s CEO (Working Nation)

January 14, 2020: Secondhand Style: Tips for Shopping at Consignment and Thrift Stores (The TODAY Show)

Latest Press Releases

February 9, 2021: GOODWILL® ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

February 5, 2021: GOODWILL® ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

January 21, 2021: Charitable Nonprofits Send Letter to President Biden and Congressional Leaders Making Case for Pandemic Relief

December 15, 2020: Goodwill Receives Largest Investment in 118 Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work

November 12, 2020: DEDICATED GOODWILL® TEAM MEMBER DISCOVERS HER POTENTIAL AS SHE WORKS TO BRING HER FAMILY OUT OF POVERTY

November 10, 2020: OREGON WOMAN GETS A SECOND CHANCE WITH SUPPORT FROM GOODWILL®

October 30, 2020: SUPPORT JOB SEEKERS AND CAREER ADVANCERS BY DONATING TO GOODWILL® DURING THE GIVE WITH BING FALL CAMPAIGN

October 9, 2020: Goodwill Receives SNAP E&T National Partnership Grant from USDA

September 28, 2020: Goodwill Announces Hiring of New Chief Information Officer

September 24, 2020: Nonprofit Leaders Call for COVID-19 Relief Deal to Avert Further Job Losses and Economic Damage

September 14, 2020: Indeed Launches Free Virtual Hiring Tour to Get 20,000 Americans Hired

September 10, 2020: Coalition of Nonprofits Calls on Congress to Act Quickly to Pass Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Legislation

July 30, 2020: From Jail to Jobs: Goodwill Program Helps Young Adults Find Work

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Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Senior Director, Public Relations

Charlene Sarmiento
Manager, Public Relations

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