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The vision of the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is:

To be the lead support for endowment building that enables Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota to carry out its mission in perpetuity and achieve its vision, which is “a world where everyone experiences the power of work.”

The mission of the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is:

To raise and steward charitable funds which will advance the goals of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, both for today and into the future.

The values of the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation are:

We believe in the importance of charitable giving and its ability to make a lasting mark upon people and the community.  

We build exceptional partnerships with people and promote inspired giving by providing donors with the options, tools and support they need to make charitable giving easy, personally satisfying and effective.

We invest charitable gifts wisely and distribute them to advance the mission of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota.

Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation

Be the bridge to a better future for generations to come.In 2014, the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation was formed to ensure that our financial resources will grow to keep pace with the increased demand for our services. The Foundation is a separate nonprofit corporation which exists for the sole benefit of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota. The Foundation offers donors a special opportunity to invest generously in the future of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota and to create lasting legacies that will help people become economically self-sufficient.

The Foundation accomplishes its goals by establishing and growing endowment funds, which are invested to provide long-term support for the organization. When the endowment earns interest over time, the earnings can be distributed to fund the services and programs of Goodwill-Easter Seals. Since the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributors can take the maximum deduction for charitable contributions, under IRS regulations.

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Help build the bridge

Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is building the bridge to ensure that individuals can experience the power of work in perpetuity. We hope you join us.

We accept gifts of cash, stocks, property, bequests and other assets in the way that qualifies for the maximum tax advantages, as recognized by law.

  • Make a gift payable to Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation
  • Give an appreciated asset
  • Name Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in your will. All unrestricted gifts will help build the endowment.

Here to help

Our professional team members have the expertise to help you:

  • Explore your present and long-term giving options.
  • Make gifts and/or establish a named fund in honor or in memory of friends or loved ones.
  • Designate funds that reflect your values and interests.

Foundation Founders

Please consider investing the Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation by becoming a Foundation Founder.

Individuals and businesses that invest $15,000 or more by 2019 will join the Foundation Founders circle. After 2019, the Foundation Founders circle will be established. All Founders will be formally recognized in perpetuity on a plaque located within the Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota St. Paul Campus as well as in other materials.

Become a Foundation Founder

Contact us

Shannon Schaaf
Individual and Major Gifts Manager

We always encourage you to seek advice from a financial advisor when making personal investments.