Philanthropy is a core value of Goodwin House. That’s why we established the Goodwin House Foundation in 1989. As a 501(c)(3) organization, our foundation supports residents, our colleagues and their families. We provide help in the face of financial difficulties and to achieve educational and professional goals.
We believe no resident should be asked to leave because of a lack of financial resources. That’s a promise we made in 1967, and it’s a promise we’ve kept through The Fellowship Program, a confidential financial assistance fund. The Foundation also offers educational seminars on financial issues and planning, so residents, families and employees can learn how to protect and grow their assets.
Excellence begins with employees who feel supported and have opportunities to grow. Our financial assistance programs for team members include initiatives for educational and professional development.
During the 2008 recession, the Foundation introduced a program that provides food and gifts for our colleagues and their families in times of need. We also created a scholarship program for colleagues’ children. And as one in three employees does not yet hold U.S. citizenship, we support them by offering grants to cover the $725 citizenship application fee. In the first year of the program, 28 team members received this grant.