Individual &
Corporate Giving

Your support helps us eliminate barriers to work and independence for people in our community.

Since 1919, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has prepared people in our community for work. Our workforce development services enable people to develop marketable job skills, connect with employers to find fulfilling jobs in their fields and advance in those jobs.

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Meet Jennifer: Goodwill-Easter Seals 2016 Power of Work Participant

Jennifer is one of only five women in Minnesota who are piledrivers. Find out how we helped her overcome the barriers she faced and start her new career.

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Meet Nicole: Goodwill-Easter Seals 2016 Power of Work Participant

Let go from her job just days before Christmas, Nicole was worried how she would provide a Christmas for her children and faced eviction from her home. Then Goodwill-Easter Seals helped her land a permanent, full-time job.

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Meet Danielle: Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota 2014 Participant of the Year

"Goodwill-Easter Seals took me from being in someone in need of help, to being in a position where I can help other people." See our mission in motion in Danielle's story.

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What is the community need?

  • In 2016, the average duration of unemployment in the U.S. was 27.6 weeks – that’s half a year without income! Our 1-1 employment services help lessen this gap.
  • The U.S. has roughly 5 million job openings in any given month. Our employment, education and training services position job-seekers for success.

How do we meet the community need?

  • We place 4 people in the workplace every day.
  • Our holistic approach ranges from assistance with interview clothing to industry-specific job training programs.
  • We advance workforce-related public policy, engaging with 100+ elected officials annually on our public policy objectives.
  • In any given year, we partner with 150+ government and nonprofit agencies to connect participants with community resources.


  1. Make a tribute gift in someone's honor.
  2. Be a monthly supporter.
  3. Mail your gift.
  4. Explore all of your planned giving options.
  5. Gifts of stock.


A big part of our mission support is the partnerships we build with businesses and community organizations, who are instrumental to the success of program participants. In addition to funding, corporate partners offer opportunities for participants to gain valuable workplace experience and in some cases, permanent employment.

Marsden Holdings Logo

Check out our mission in motion with Marsden Holding, L.L.C., a leader in commercial janitorial, building maintenance, security, HVAC mechanical maintenance and specialty property services:

For over a decade, Marsden has provided in-kind donations in the form of facility janitorial services, as well as significant program funding and even employment for our participants.

Marsden and Goodwill-Easter Seals share many core values. One guiding principle of both organizations is respect for the individual. Marsden has a longstanding reputation for treating people with respect and appreciation. Partners like Marsden, are extremely valuable to our participants, who gain real-life job experience and complete our training programs. Marsden's generosity of in-kind gifts and support of our participants is a beacon for how community partnerships can uplift people!


  • Direct access to potential applicants from our pool of trained employees who are ready for work
  • Links on our website to support your organization's key initiatives
  • Recognition as a partner, sponsor or donor in our communications and events

Contact Director of Philanthropy Shannon Schaaf or 651-379-5888 for more information.

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and
has a Federal Tax ID: 41-0706171.