EIN 62-0599413

Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

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To provide rehabilitation services, training and employment opportunities to handicapped, disabled and disadvantaged individuals as an integral step to employment in the existing labor market. Goodwill sells donated goods to provide employment and training opportunities for people who have disabilities and others who have trouble finding and keeping jobs. Changing lives through education, training and employment.
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Program areas at Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

Founded in 1957 as a not-for-profit, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee's mission is changing lives through education, training, and employment. At Goodwill, we believe in giving a hand up, not a hand out - a saying coined by Goodwill's founder, the reverend edgar j. helms. Helms worked as a missionary in the slums of south boston in the early 1900s. He hired the poor and needy to mend and repair used goods he collected from wealthy bostonians. The refurbished items were sold, and the proceeds were paid as wages to the people who did the work. This became the basis for the mission of goodwills throughout the u.s. and abroad. The process has changed, but sixty years later, that basic premise still holds true, only on a much grander scale. Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is based in nashville, tenn. The organization employs about 1,200 people and serves 48 counties across Middle and west Tennessee. We operate 28 retail stores and two outlet stores, one online store, more than 48 donation sites and a workskills training center and 9 career solution centers. Eighty-three percent of our employees come to Goodwill in connection with its mission, and we remain one of Middle and west Tennessee's largest employers of people with disabilities and others who have experienced trouble finding and keeping jobs.
Goodwill career solutions provides additional training to assist people in finding and keeping jobs. We provide professional resume creation and job search planning services as well as classes addressing hygiene, personal appearance and self-marketing skills. Goodwill provides appropriate interview clothing and work clothing if needed. Career solutions provides work skills training in multiple sectors including retail, warehouse/logistics, custodial, construction, call center, administrative and clerical. Placement assistance includes creating individual job search work plans, mock interviewing, group job search activities, job development services and hosting job fairs to connect clients with employers. Career solutions also provides education navigation services for those looking to achieve a post-secondary education.
Although affiliated with Goodwill Industries international in rockville, Maryland, we operate independently through our own local ceo and governing board of directors. Goodwill collects gently used items that our generous donors no longer need, want or use. Those items are sold either in our retail stores, outlets, or online at onlinegoodwill.com. Revenue from the sale of donated goods is the primary source of funding to support job training, hiset training using community partners and testing, and numerous work skill-training programs provided by Goodwill career solutions, which assists thousands of tennesseans each year.
In 2021, 25.4 million pounds of salvage and recyclable material were diverted from landfills and 3.9 million pounds of cardboard and paper pulp were recycled, saving over 41,901 trees

Who funds Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$10,003,100
Goodwill Industries InternationalAccenture Skills To Succeed 3, Facebook GW Scholarship Elevat, GM Youth & Young Adult Oa2, Google It 2.0, Google It Python Certificate, Google-Gw Digital Career Acce2, Google-Gw Digital Career Accel, Lowes-Goodwill Trades Training$105,831
American Endowment FoundationPrograms$50,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

Christine SkoldPresident and Chief Executive Officer$188,953
Laura BraamVice President of Marketing
Beth AlexanderVice President of Development
Ed O'KelleyVice President of Human Resources$151,386
Leisa WamsleyVice President of Donated Goods$181,850
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$32,909,144
Program services$43,329,685
Investment income and dividends$439,808
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,290,428
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$26,487
Total revenues$78,995,552

Form 990s for Goodwill Industries of Middle TN

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-07-28990View PDF
2019-122020-10-15990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-19990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $34,500 from United Way of Greater Nashville (UWGN)
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from American Endowment Foundation
July 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 28, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
June 28, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
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General information
937 Herman St
Nashville, TN 37208
Metro area
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
Davidson County, TN
Website URL
(615) 742-4151
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
J30: Vocational Rehabilitation
NAICS code, primary
624310: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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