Connecting people with opportunity.
For 99 years and counting, we’ve helped individuals forge life-changing career paths based on their unique goals — no matter where they’re starting from or where they want to go.
Values we live by.
We are caring, respectful and inclusive.
We proactively operate with integrity and accountability.
We embrace innovation to advance our mission and establish a best place to work.
We change lives and impact our community through servant leadership.
More than you imagine.
Expanding equal access to lasting employment.
As a unique nonprofit employment social enterprise with 1,100+ employees and 25+ innovative workforce development programs, we maintain the resources for maximum local impact.
Together, our 20+ retail stores and e-commerce operation power our mission to connect OC residents with transformative career opportunities.
Comprehensive education, training and employment services
Comprehensive education, training and employment services to assist individuals in succeeding at home, work or school.
Meaningful job training for jobs in a variety of industries–including retail sales, custodial services, maintenance, hospitality, retail processing, recycling and more.
Payment to program participants for their hard work.
Personalized coaching and resources
Personalized coaching and resources based on an individual’s ability, not their disability.
Continued support and soft-skills training
Continued support and soft skills training after hiring to become valued employees at leading businesses across OC.
In partnership with
Our DEI commitment.
We’re dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity, equitable treatment and inclusion–starting with accountability and transparency. Together, we can create a ripple effect across our community for good.
Because of your support.
Empowering Orange County from day one.
We’re proud of our heritage and rich, active history in OC.
Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in Boston, Massachusetts. We opened our doors as a branch of the Los Angeles-based Goodwill Industries of Southern California in 1924.
Our OC operation began as a storefront on Fourth Street in Santa Ana and has since become a well-recognized community service provider and leading employer with more than 1,100 employees and an annual budget of more than $150 million.
As we look ahead to our next 100 years of service, we’re just as dedicated to helping individuals strengthen their career prospects and swell with pride.