Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma
316 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City OK 73108
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.
Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages through the power of work.

Contact Information
Contact Name Linda Burgett
Contact email
Address 316 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone (405) 236-4451
Fax 405-278-7171
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 278-7119
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $23,200,000.00
Projected Expenses $22,000,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Goodwill Industries, Inc.2010
Year Founded 1936
IRS Ruling Year 1938
State Registration Expiration Mar 2015

To enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages through the power of work.


The Goodwill philosophy originated with Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister, in 1902. As a solution to immigrant joblessness and hopelessness in his community of Boston, Massachusetts, he created the business model used today of turning donations into jobs. He offered immigrants work repairing and cleaning donated items, then sold the items to pay for the workers’ training and wages.

Goodwill spread to Oklahoma largely due to the efforts of notable publisher E.K. Gaylord. In 1936, he joined with other prominent Oklahoma citizens to form Oklahoma Goodwill Industries, now known as Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc. (GICO).

GICO employs approximately 950 people in 37 Oklahoma counties. GICO operates 23 retail stores, 39 attended donation centers and the Chesapeake Recycling Center which diverts over 10 million pounds from city landfills annually.  We serve over 15,000 unique individuals through our programs and services annually.
Since 1936, we have empowered thousands of individuals with the job skills they need to succeed in today's competitive workplace. With its variety in career services and programs, Goodwill helps build independence, confidence & self-sufficiency through the power of work.
Sponsors for the Peace Love & Goodwill Festival that benefits our Youth Programs
Mentors for Good Guides at risk youth mentoring program - 4 hours/mo.
Volunteers for Annual Peace, Love & Goodwill Festival
Bilingual volunteers for the Job Connection Centers 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Canadian County
Central Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Custer County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Payne County
Pottawatomie County
37 Oklahoma Counties
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Vocational Rehabilitation
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/
Description Goodwill’s DDSD program serves individuals with development disabilities. This program is a vocational training program. Individuals work with a job coach to learn appropriate work place behaviors, and specialized job training. The DDSD program offers training in retail, and janitorial services. We currently have 11 community placed enclaves. Individuals in this program must receive services from DDSD, and be referred and approved by their state case manager. We also operate a sheltered workshop for individuals who may not be ready to work in a community setting.
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified Elderly and/or Disabled
Description This program is for high school juniors and seniors who will be transitioning to the world of work post high school. Students participate in job sampling and job shadowing activities. The students practice interview skills, resume writing, and job application completion. Students are referred to this program by their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and teacher. Students must have an authorization from the Department of Rehabilitation Services to attend Work Adjustment Training at Goodwill. 
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Other Health/Disability General/Unspecified

Good Guides is a youth mentoring program that serves at risk youth ages 12-17. Good Guides pairs at risk youth with a mentor either in a group or one on one. Mentees receive no less than 4 hours per month of mentoring and are exposed to topics that help prepare them for post secondary education, and career exploration.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations

The Job Connection Center is an employment services resource room that is open to the general public. No appointment or referral is required. Individuals have access to many resources that are useful when seeking employment. The Job Connection Center offers help in resume writing, interview skills, interview clothing, online job searches and online job applications. Crisis intervention services are also offered through the Job Connection Center.

Population Served General/Unspecified Adults
Description This program provides supportive services for low income veteran families who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Population Served Homeless Other Named Groups
Disaster Programs
Description Goodwill collected approximately 3 million pounds of donated goods for survivors of the May 2013 storms. The Goodwill Tornado Relief Distribution Center at 1320 W. Reno in Oklahoma City was open through February 2014. Distribution to Shawnee and El Reno residents continued through March 2014. In all, 4,913 individuals were served through this program.
Previous Disaster ExperienceHelpOrganization's previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma was also involved in relief efforts following the May 3, 1999 tornado that affected Moore, OK.
Resources and/or Services Offered in Disaster Survivors can receive free clothing, household items, small appliances, pet supplies, baby items, shoes, and many other new and gently used goods that have been donated by communities around the country. Employment services are also offered to those who need jobs.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Woody Van Valkenburgh, Iterim
Start Date Oct 2016
Senior Staff
Linda BurgettDirector of Brand Development
Mark CourtrightController
Nyree CunninghamV.P. of Program Development
Traci MosesV.P. of Human Resources
Jerry WeddingtonV.P. of Contract Services
Number of Full-time Staff 750
Number of Part-time Staff 204
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 622
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board, U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Dept. of Justice, AARP, The Homeless Alliance, City Rescue Mission, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, HeartLine, Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project, Volunteers of America of Oklahoma, Upward Transitions, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Junior Achievement, United Way of Central Oklahoma, American Red Cross.
United Way Member Agency1950
Chamber of Commerce2006
HR Professional of the Year - HR All-Star TeamOklahoma City HR Society2010
Recycling Nonprofit of the Year - America Recycles Day AwardsMetropolitan Environmental Trust2011
Large Business Recycler of the Year - Greenovation AwardsNorman Chamber of Commerce2011
Disability Employer of the YearOklahoma City Mayor's Committee for Disability Concerns2012
Board Chair
Name George Johnson
Company Affiliation G. B. Johnson, Inc.
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 25, 2016
Board of Directors List
Lisa Allison Enable Midstream Partners, LPVoting
Scott Briggs Voting
Bill Corum Voting
Lorianne Denslow American Fidelity Corp.Voting
Herb Forrester Voting
Lou Hargrave Voting
George Johnson Voting
David Parker OG&E Energy Corp.Voting
Brian Roberts INTEGRIS HealthVoting
Emily Shuart
Bill Wandel Voting
Charlie Weeks OPUBCO
Charlie Wright Devon EnergyVoting
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016-Dec 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $23,200,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $22,000,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$27,933,351$25,041,268$20,981,368
Total Expenses$28,595,039$24,387,196$20,039,497
Revenue Less Expenses($661,688)$654,072$941,871
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$7,837,070$8,123,014$5,828,386
Individual Contributions$18,983,273$15,705,457$13,999,201
Investment Income, Net of Losses($13,046)$47,849$106,953
Unrealized Gain/Loss$365$27,364$50,109
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$25,282,080$20,902,300$16,865,773
Administration Expense$3,312,959$3,484,896$3,173,724
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.031.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%86%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$13,291,550$14,252,101$11,894,621
Current Assets$4,067,414$4,761,119$4,276,353
Long-Term Liabilities$1,511,285$2,057,089$1,042,769
Current Liabilities$1,974,912$1,727,971$1,038,883
Total Net Assets$9,805,353$10,467,041$9,812,969
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.062.764.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets11%14%9%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $18,983,273Individuals $15,705,457Individuals $13,999,201
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $7,837,070Govt - Unspecified $8,123,014Govt - Unspecified $5,828,386
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,081,878Earned Revenue $1,078,651Earned Revenue $930,037
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 316 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Primary Phone 405 236-4451
Contact Email
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Woody Van Valkenburgh, Iterim
Board Chair George Johnson
Board Chair Company Affiliation G. B. Johnson, Inc.


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