Goodwill equips low-income individuals and those with barriers with the skills required to succeed in the 21st century job market.  We also hire our trainees to gain transferable skills and valuable on-the-job experience in our stores and warehouses. And for those motivated job seekers who want to pursue a sustainable career track, we help place them in jobs at top Bay Area companies.

We Train.

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individuals we serve and employ who participated in at least one training this year

We Hire.

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people employed at SF Goodwill

We Connect.

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people placed in jobs at Bay Area companies facilitated by Goodwill

The Problem:
More Than 156,000 Residents of San Francisco Live in Poverty

[source: Public Policy Institute of California]

Far too many of our neighbors in the Bay Area don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs, nor the necessary skills to break into the job market and earn a living wage. Or they must work multiple jobs to simply put food on the table for their children or fill a prescription.

Our Solution:
Creating a Bay Area Where Nobody is Left Behind

Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin’s guiding principle is that everybody deserves a second chance—and everybody deserves access to training, job opportunities, and support to succeed in our economy.

SF Goodwill's Three Pillars of Support

SF Goodwill is one of the only organizations in the Bay Area that helps people make the most of second chances by providing employment with benefits, job training and industry certifications, and individualized career services.

Skill Building & Industry Certifications

  • Computer skills
  • Certifications
  • Specialized classes

Individualized Career Services

  • Personalized approach
  • Growth mindset
  • Support services
  • Assessment

Paid Employment and Benefits

  • Stabilizing Jobs at Goodwill
  • Benefits
  • On the job training