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 Tiffany Anderson
Contact email
Address 316 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone (405) 278-7157
Fax 405-548-0774
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 278-7119
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $34,427,200.00
Projected Expenses $33,984,900.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Goodwill Industries, Inc.2010
Year Founded 1936
IRS Ruling Year 1938
State Registration Expiration Mar 2018

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, 38 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.
Donations, gently used clothing, household goods, shoes, furniture, etc.
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/

Program Goals

The Community Workforce Department of GICO has a vocational training program designed to train individuals diagnosed with an intellectual disability in how to work in an inclusive work environment. This program is designed to help train in the basic responsibilities and appropriate work habits that must be developed in order to eventually gain and be successful in community integrated employment. This training program is provided in coordination with the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) of OKDHS.


Goodwill provides an intense level of support including development of an individualized service plan, job placement, training, coordination with referral sources, funders and caregivers, case management, counseling, and ongoing follow-along services with the focus on job placement and retention.

Services and programs that are not vocational but that must be in place for these individuals to maintain employment are typically provided by the referral sources and/or funders. These services may include coordinating, linking and monitoring an array of services in areas such as residential, transportation, legal, medical, financial, mental health, etc.

Population Served Adults General/Unspecified Elderly and/or Disabled

Work Adjustment Training prepares high school students with disabilities for life after graduation. Students explore different careers, practice works skills through volunteering in the community, learn independent living skills, and achieve self-defined goals.

Program Goals

The Transition Work Adjustment Training program is designed to prepare high school age youth with significant barriers for independent competitive employment in the community by developing important work habits, attitudes and personal and social adjustment skills.

Helps eligible young adults with disabilities make the transition from school to work in order to function as productive adults within society;

Develops a partnership between DRS and local public school districts, Career Techs, charter schools, and private schools; and

Facilitates partnerships and involvement other organizations and with the community.

DRS clients preauthorized to participate in WAT may do so for up to 18 consecutive months, as approved on an individual basis by the DRS counselor. If the client requires more time to make additional progress, the DRS counselor may authorize additional time. Summer months spent in WAT count in the total consecutive 18 months if provided. Goodwill of Central Oklahoma agrees to fully inform the staff responsible for carrying out the duties set forth in the contract between GICO and DRS.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Other Health/Disability General/Unspecified

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma offers workforce development and job placement services to the unemployed, underemployed, and individuals with significant barriers to employment. These services are provided free of charge to local communities through our Job Connection Centers (JCCs). In addition, these services are offered to the participants of other GICO programs and to community agency partners. Services offered at our JCCs include: free access to computers, internet, phone and fax, job boards, resume writing, and one-on-one job search assistance. JCCs also serve as resource centers for information on social services and local community agencies.

Population Served General/Unspecified Adults

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) provides temporary supportive services to very low-income families in central Oklahoma who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The SSVF program offers outreach, rapid re-housing case management, assistance with filing for benefits, employment services, legal aid referrals, peer support, housing counseling, and community referrals to assist with maintaining long term housing stability.

Population Served Homeless Other Named Groups

Goodwill's High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Prep program provides education guidance and training to individuals preparing for the GED and other HSE tests. Student referrals are also assisted with preparation for post-secondary or vocational training opportunities.

Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated General/Unspecified

Goodwill’s Supported Employment Program provides an intense level of support including development of an individualized service plan, job placement, training, coordination with referral sources, funders and caregivers, case management, counseling, and ongoing follow-along services with the focus on job placement and retention. An Employment Specialist searches for the appropriate job for the individual. Services generally include bus training, completion of a job analysis and a task analysis, securing employment, hands-on training by the employment specialist in a community business, and monitoring of the participant’s home and work environments to ensure that the individual maintains employment.

The services of an Employment Consultant help you learn to perform job tasks to the employer’s expectations and quality standards, and learn the necessary social skills to be accepted as a valued worker at the job site.

Supported Employment means competitive employment in an integrated setting, consistent with the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice with ongoing support services for individuals with the most significant barriers for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred or for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a significant barrier; and who because of the nature and significance of their barriers, need intensive supported employment services and extended services in order to maintain employment

Population Served Adults People/Families with of People with Disabilities General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mark A. Barth
Start Date Apr 2017
Senior Staff
Mark BarthPresident & CEO
Mark CourtrightVice President of Finance
Cecelia MorfordExecutive Assistant
Traci MosesVice President of Enterprise Support
Solara SainVice President of Donated Goods Retail
Mel WaplesSenior Director of Operations
Jerry WeddingtonVice President of Development
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 Under Development
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 of Central Oklahoma member agency1950
Chamber of Commerce2006
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
Oklahoma State Use Program1960
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 Lorianne Denslow-Kearney
Company Affiliation American Fidelity Corporation
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 11, 2018
Board of Directors List
Lisa Allison Enable Midstream Partners, LPVoting
Scott Briggs OPUBCOVoting
Bill Corum American FidelityVoting
Lorianne Denslow American Fidelity Corp.Voting
Herb Forrester Keller WilliamsVoting
Lou Hargrave RetiredVoting
George Johnson Voting
David Parker OG&E Energy Corp.Voting
Steven Shepelwich Community VolunteerVoting
Emily Shuart PSO
Rev. Erica Thomas Quayle United Methodist Church
Bill Wandel INTEGRISVoting
Charlie Weeks CareerTech/TANF-GEDVoting
Charlie Wright BKDVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Program / Program Planning
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $34,427,200
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $33,984,900
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$29,420,649$27,800,488$25,041,268
Total Expenses$29,796,266$28,462,175$24,387,196
Revenue Less Expenses($375,617)($661,687)$654,072
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$3,340,776$2,407,974$3,109,375
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$14,552$11,134$10,781
Unrealized Gain/Loss$39,261($23,813)$62,765
Membership Dues------
Special Events($27,179)($18,580)--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$26,650,141$25,282,080$20,902,300
Administration Expense$3,146,125$3,180,095$3,484,896
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.981.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%89%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$13,527,719$13,291,550$14,252,101
Current Assets$363,020$760,171$761,054
Long-Term Liabilities$2,147,340$1,511,285$2,057,089
Current Liabilities$1,950,643$1,974,912$1,727,971
Total Net Assets$9,429,736$9,805,353$10,467,041
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.190.380.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%11%14%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $25,964,574Earned Revenue $25,358,961Earned Revenue $21,673,890
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $3,340,776Govt - Unspecified $2,407,974Govt - Unspecified $3,109,375
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $52,665Indirect Public Support $33,998Contributions $184,457
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
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Address 316 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Primary Phone 405 278-7157
Contact Email
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Mark A. Barth
Board Chair Lorianne Denslow-Kearney
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Fidelity Corporation


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