Philanthropy and Community Accountability

From the first donation of land in 1963 by Benjamin M. Smith that is now the site of Goodwin House Alexandria, philanthropy has been at the heart of Goodwin House. The Goodwin House Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) foundation in 1989 to expand efforts to assist residents in financial need as well as to serve the broader community.

Since our beginning, no residents have had to leave their Goodwin House home for lack of financial resources. Moreover, many older adults that have given their lives to community or faith-based service have been able to become residents due to Foundation support. The Foundation grants approximately $1 million annually in this Fellowship assistance and also supports programs dedicated to the well-being of residents, members and staff.

In addition to the Foundation’s contributions, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is an active contributor to the well-being of older adults in Northern Virginia through our Community Accountability program. Between the Foundation and GHI, our contributions include:

  • Financial Assistance to Older Adults
  • Financial Support and In-kind Donations to Not-for-profit Organizations
  • Financial Support and In-kind Donations to City and County Programs across Northern Virginia
  • Support to City and County First Responders
  • Complimentary Use of Our Space for Training Sites
  • Clinical Pastoral Education for Clergy and Clergy in Training
  • Workforce Tuition Assistance

The Goodwin House Foundation contributes annually to resident fellowship and staff training and development