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Goodwill of Silicon Valley

Dedicated to improving employment opportunities

four stars

91.45

1080 North Seventh Street San Jose, CA 95112
tel: (408) 998-5774   Web Site
EIN: 94-1212132

Board Leadership
Jim Cunneen
Board Chair

CEO
Michael Fox
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goodwill of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goodwill of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (CA) 91.45 four stars
East Bay Alliance for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 91.49 four stars
The Cara Program (IL) 85.80 three stars
NPower Inc. (NY) 86.58 three stars
Urban Alliance (DC) 93.78 four stars

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Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley helps our community's unemployed become employed. Founded in Santa Clara County in 1926, GWSV is part of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of over 200 autonomous, community-based Goodwill organizations worldwide. Together we are one of the largest social service organizations in the world. We are dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increased standard of living, economic independence, and restoring our clients self value. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training and environmental stewardship.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,598,276
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,349,800
Total Contributions $9,948,076
   Program Service Revenue $1,580,239
Total Primary Revenue $11,528,315
   Other Revenue $30,544,093
TOTAL REVENUE $42,072,408
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,155,962
   Administrative Expenses $3,960,054
   Fundraising Expenses $67,018
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,183,034
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,889,374
   
Net Assets $24,358,856

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Retail Programs $29,752,632 82.3%
Mission Programs $6,403,330 17.7%

Ratings History
Goodwill of Silicon Valley has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.58 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.52 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.75 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.65 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 86.93 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.65 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.49 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 88.77 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 87.61 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 82.49 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-1212132
Name in IRS Master File GOODWILL OF SILICON VALLEY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$406,175 1.01% Michael Fox President & CEO

Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley helps our community's unemployed become employed. Founded in Santa Clara County in 1926, GWSV is part of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of over 200 autonomous, community-based Goodwill organizations worldwide. Together we are one of the largest social service organizations in the world. We are dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increased standard of living, economic independence, and restoring our clients self value. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training and environmental stewardship.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (CA) 91.45 four stars
The Cara Program (IL) 85.80 three stars
Upwardly Global (CA) 88.79 three stars
Capital IDEA (TX) 86.73 three stars
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York & Northern New Jersey (NY) 90.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Goodwill of Silicon Valley
1080 North Seventh Street
San Jose, CA 95112
tel: (408) 998-5774
EIN: 94-1212132

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Board Leadership

Jim Cunneen
Board Chair

CEO

Michael Fox
President, CEO

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