REAL WORK FOR REAL PEOPLE

Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, has been a leader in helping people fulfill their dreams through work since 1933. We train and employ people with disabilities and others who may be at a competitive disadvantage in the job market, such as at-risk youth.

Many people know Goodwill as a place to donate used clothing or household items. But did you know that Goodwill is also a place where thousands of formerly unemployed individuals have been given the opportunity to earn a living and the chance to succeed in life?

Goodwill offers a variety of employment programs and job opportunities for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency. Learn more about these programs below:

ABILITYONE
The AbilityOne program provides part-time job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in a supportive, team-oriented work environment at several Federal properties.

EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
Employment Solutions connects with companies across the Metro to learn about their business and hiring needs. This program then works to match those needs with jobseekers served by Goodwill in the Omaha Metro, Council Bluffs, Fremont areas, as well as other agencies in the community. We strive to become experts in your company’s operations and foster placements that truly fit those demands. Employment Solutions also works one-on-one with clients to learn more about them, and what they want in employment, and then we assist them in their job search by providing them with relevant job leads.

WORK EXPERIENCE
The Work Experience program can be the first step toward successful job placement. This program offers high school special education students, who are nearing the completion of their high school education, an opportunity to gain exposure to a work situation in a supportive environment.

YOUTHBUILD AMERICORPS 
YouthBuild AmeriCorps is a program for young adults ages 16 to 24 years who have struggled with school, many not having a high school diploma, and need help getting their life back on track. YouthBuild AmeriCorps is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.

Our many employment and training services are funded through government agencies, grants, private support and proceeds from the sale of donated goods at our 16 convenient shopping and donating locations throughout the metro. To learn more about each program, please click here.

Through our local retail stores, Goodwill offers a variety of value-priced merchandise to its customers at 16 convenient locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Gretna and Council Bluffs. With new goods arriving daily at each location, Goodwill offers customers a unique shopping experience. From clothing to furniture to antiques and collectibles, you never know what you will find at Goodwill. Click here to find a location near you!

OUR FINANCIALS

Please click the links below to access our IRS Form 990 for Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa (Goodwill), and for Goodwill Specialty Services, Inc. (GSSI). Forms may also be found through Guidestar.

2008 Goodwill Form 990 2008 GSSI Form 990
2009 Goodwill Form 990 2009 GSSI Form 990
2010 Goodwill Form 990 2010 GSSI Form 990
2011 Goodwill Form 990 2011 GSSI Form 990
2012 Goodwill Form 990 2012 GSSI Form 990
2013 Goodwill Form 990 2013 GSSI Form 990
2014 Goodwill Form 990 2014 GSSI Form 990
2015 Goodwill Form 990 2015 GSSI Form 990
2016 Goodwill Form 990 2016 GSSI Form 990
Coming soon – 2017

You may also find our Annual Reports by clicking here.

Accreditations and Affiliates

Goodwill is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency that is governed by a local board of trustees. We are a member agency of Goodwill Industries International of Gaithersburg, MD.

Goodwill is also affiliated with the federal Ability One program, which provides jobs for people with severe disabilities at federal facilities.

Goodwill is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

 

Executive Staff

  • Dr. Michael L. McGinnis

    Serving Goodwill for 1 Years
    President & CEO

  • Janelle Ellis

    Serving Goodwill for 12 Years
    Director of Retail Sales

  • Mike Friend

    Marketing & Development Director

  • Kay Hilgenkamp

    Serving Goodwill for 21 Years
    Director of Retail Operations

  • Tobi Mathouser

    Serving Goodwill for 12 Years
    Director of Mission Advancement

  • Tim Miller

    Director of Finance

  • Jennifer Rohr

    Serving Goodwill for 9 Years
    Director of Human Resources

Officers of the Board

  • Scott D. Semrad

    Chairman of the Board

  • James H. Rich

    Vice Chairman of the Board

  • Erin Limas

    Secretary

  • David M. Anderson

    Treasurer

  • Mark L. Stokes

    Chairman Emeritus

  • Dr. Michael L. McGinnis

    President & CEO

Board Members

  • Robert M. Bertsch, Jr.
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Mission

Goodwill changes lives and strengthens communities through education, training and work.

Vision

Unemployment will be eliminated among people who want to work.

Values

Customer Driven
Integrity & Accountability
Stewardship & Responsibility
Learning
Dignity and Diversity