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Seattle Goodwill

Seattle Goodwill


About Seattle Goodwill

Our mission is to provide quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals with significant barriers to economic opportunity.

What is Seattle Goodwill?

Seattle Goodwill is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923. We currently operate 10 Job Training Centers, 24 retail stores and 38 donation sites in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Kitsap counties. We employ 1,800 people and follow WA State compensation laws.

Are you affiliated with a Headquarters?

Seattle Goodwill is one of 165 affiliates of Goodwill Industries International, with headquarters outside of Washington, DC. However, each Goodwill group is run by its own Board of Directors who establishes policy for their local group.

How does Goodwill fulfill  its mission?

Goodwill sells donated goods from the community in its retail stores, with the net proceeds supporting our free job training and education programs. Because Jobs Change Lives.

What is Goodwill's mission-vision-value statement?

Our Mission

Seattle Goodwill provides quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity. Because Jobs Change Lives.

Our Vision

We believe in the potential of individuals to make positive changes in their lives

  • We believe education and training empower people to make those changes
  • Our vision for the communities we serve is that each person is able to choose rewarding employment, obtain financial security, and experience educational achievement
  • Because of our work, people are building their futures, families are strengthened, and our communities are enriched

Seattle Goodwill | Diversity Zone

Our Values

Potential, Relevance, Stewardship, Diversity, Collaboration, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability

What programs does Goodwill offer?

Goodwill helps people with multiple barriers to employment achieve economic independence through work. Go to this link for more information on our job training programs:

Making a living - and a difference.

As part of the Goodwill team, you can make a real, measurable difference in people’s lives every single day. You’ll find a rewarding, diverse work environment, comprehensive employee benefits, and teammates with a steadfast commitment to their work.