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Good Business Initiative: A Microenterprise Development Program

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2009–February 28, 2011
  • Location Rockville, MD, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., will continue to support the development of a microenterprise model that can be replicated among Goodwill organizations nationwide. The grantee will model its replication after the Atlanta Goodwill program entitled "BusinessNOW". This demonstration will pilot microenterprise within a financial strengthening continuum in two Goodwill affiliates and share lessons learned with the entire Goodwill network. Tools and concepts developed will be shared with the 168 North American Goodwill organizations via learning events, webinars, and an extranet knowledge management system entitled "MyGoodwill".