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Goodwill® has more than a century of experience at  helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Goodwill is a leading social services enterprise, and consistently ranks among the nation's top charities.
As Nonprofit Organizations

Neither Goodwill Industries International nor Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida are "owned" by anyone. Steven C. Preston is the actual CEO of Goodwill Industries International and reports to a volunteer Board of Directors. Locally, John Nadeau is the President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. He, too, reports to a volunteer Board of Directors.

Here in Southwest Florida, approximately 90% of the revenue we earn is spent on our mission services. This is a very healthy number in the nonprofit world, and a solid indicator of our commitment to good stewardship of your donations. Goodwill adheres to a strong Corporate Compliance philosophy that demonstrates what our organization stands for, including its ethical, social, and environmental values. Corporate Compliance Manual for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floirda, Inc.