The Goodman Foundation is represented across Australia, New Zealand, China/Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Poland. Expansion of the Foundation is continuing across Europe, Japan and USA.
In Australia, Goodman supports the local community through a number of initiatives including our good+deeds employee giving and good+heart staff volunteering programs.
Our good+deeds program has been operating for over four years and supports charities that assist disadvantaged people in our community including Kids Under Cover, The Black Dog Institute, Clown Doctors and Cancer Council Australia. The Goodman Foundation matches all employee contributions.
The good+heart corporate volunteering program provides staff with a day of paid annual leave to participate in selected charitable community activities, supporting not for profit organisations.
The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sports event for wounded and injured veteran service personnel. The Invictus Games highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.
In October 2018 the Invictus Games came to Sydney, and Goodman was proud to be The Official Warehousing Logistics Supplier of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.
The Sydney Games was held from 20 to 27 October 2018 and brought together more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports, including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, Jaguar Land Rover driving challenge, powerlifting, road cycling, sailing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
Goodman was proud to be associated with this inspiring celebration of our veteran and active service people, promoting the healing power of sport in our community.
OzHarvest was the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia established in 2004. Their focus was to collect quality excess food from commercial outlets and deliver it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities.
As a founding partner Goodman has provided OzHarvest with office facilities and refrigerated vans since 2004 in addition to a fit-for-purpose facility to house their head office, warehouse and commercial kitchen operations in Goodman's Alexandria Industrial Estate in South Sydney in 2014. Other initiatives include provision of a community vegetable garden and various staff engagement opportunities.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides family-centred therapies and care to people living with the condition and their families. They respond to the changing needs of their clients based on the latest research, technology and therapies.
The Goodman Foundation is the exclusive Steptember global partner, Cerebral Palsy Alliance's leading annual fundraising initiative. Steptember challenges the public and workplaces to take the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day as recommended by the World Health Organisation for a healthy life, throughout the month of September.
For more information on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance visit https://cerebralpalsy.org.au/
The Helmsman Project (THP) is a unique program designed to bring about long-term change and opportunity to students of low SES schools through an innovative and highly researched coaching psychology and adventure education program.
The Goodman Foundation is a founding supporter of THP and has fully sponsored fund-raising dinners and provided additional funding capacity. Our senior staff are regularly involved in volunteering within the organisation and championing this wonderful initiative.
Learn more about The Helmsman Project
Created by Bourke Street Bakery, the Bread & Butter Project is an artisan bakery delivering handmade bread to Sydney's fine food purveyors. As a social enterprise, 100% of their profits are reinvested into baker training and employment pathways for communities in need. The empower members of Sydney's refugee community by providing a paid, 12-month training program in baking.
The Goodman Foundation is a founding partner, providing capital to establish the charity resulting in the purchase of two delivery trucks.
Learn more about The Bread and Butter Project
FareShare are a Melbourne based Food Rescue organisation.
The Goodman Foundation constructed a one acre charity garden for FareShare in 2016. The Kitchen Garden not only provides fresh vegetables to the tables of their clients, it also provides an opportunity for the local community to participate in the garden maintenance. Volunteers typically include school children and retirees.
This project is an example of how we can enhance environments for the benefit of the local communities, through the provision of a beautiful and functional kitchen garden. We are able to optimise green space and bring fresh food to the tables of vulnerable communities.