The Goodman Foundation has a comprehensive strategy focused on providing support and contributing to the community. This is delivered through the distribution of cash, volunteering, workplace giving and in-kind programmes with long-term (3+ years) partnerships developed and being implemented with charitable organisations in all Goodman locations. Through our strategic partnerships with more than 56 charities in 2015, the Goodman Foundation is building communities and making a meaningful difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities around the world.
The Goodman Foundation is represented across Australia, New Zealand, Greater China, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and Poland. Expansion of the Foundation’s activities is continuing across Europe, Japan and the US.
Many of our community partners not only benefit from receiving Foundation grants, but also through fundraising and volunteer support from Goodman staff in our good+heart programme, together with regular payroll donations through the Goodman good+deeds workplace giving programme.
The charter of the Goodman Foundation is focused on improving the quality of life and standard of living of people in the communities where Goodman operates through the support of a range of community programmes. In 2015, we helped to establish many new initiatives with our current partners and also supported the following new organisations – Cerebral Palsy Alliance, The Shepherd Centre, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Feeding Hong Kong and the Black Dog Institute.
The Bread & Butter Project is a social enterprise bakery supporting communities through the delivery of traineeships and employment pathways to refugees and asylum seekers in need. Goodman has supported our programme from the beginning, which has been fundamental to ensuring our early success and in assisting with the continued growth of the project. We are delighted to have Goodman as a partner and for their support of The Bread & Butter Project as we grow our organisation into the future.
Good360 Australia (Good360) provides charities of all sizes with access to vital corporate product donations enabling them to save money, expand programmes and strengthen their social and community impact.
Since inception in early 2014, Good360 has established their sophisticated technology platform, which connected their first 250 charities with over $3 million of donated product.
The space provided by Goodman in Alexandria, Sydney has helped Good360 grow from a volunteer based organisation with two staff, to now employing 10 people and an additional 10 skilled volunteers. The warehouse/storage space has enabled Good360 to reconfigure a range of goods to help Australians in need.
Goodman also participated in their Sponsor a Charity campaign, by sponsoring 10 charities. These charities are now registered with Good360 and are eligible to receive donated product relevant to their programme services, enabling them to save money, expand programmes and help communities.
As founding partners, the support of the Goodman Foundation has enabled Good360 to leverage further support of other corporates, creating stronger, more efficient and financially sustainable business.
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