About Us

Goodwill: About Us

Ohio Valley Goodwill helps thousands of individuals to find meaningful employment every year.
In 2016:

  • 3516 individuals received employment and training services
  • We served more than 900 veterans

With community support, Ohio Valley Goodwill generates revenue through three major business divisions to fund the mission.

  • Retail Stores – 17 convenient locations in the Greater Cincinnati area
  • Donations – 33 Attended Donation Centers (including stores)
  • Industrial Services – provides business services to area employers

Vision Statement:

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries strives in an ever-improving mode to be the leader in quality and effectiveness of vocational, educational, social and human services in the State of Ohio.

About Us:

As a member of Goodwill Industries International, we are a part of the world’s largest and most successful network providing employment and training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries was founded in 1916 and is one of the largest providers of rehabilitation services in the State of Ohio. The total number of individuals served in 2016 was 3516 and total placed in community employment was 1007. We served 900 Veterans in 2016 and recycled more than 53,791,190 lbs of donated material as well as cardboard, steel and office paper.

The amount of government assistance that was saved was$9,730,641 and the total economic impact was $77,347,125.

Our History

Ohio Valley Goodwill has been serving the Greater Cincinnati Community for 100 years. Here you can learn about our foundation, our mission and our ongoing commitment to excellence in service. Learn more

Our Culture

A culture dedicated to overachieving at every turn is at the core of our organization’s success; Ohio Valley Goodwill has been setting the bar for Goodwill Industries partners nationwide for nearly a century. Recently, achievements place us among the top 3% of organizations in the nation. Learn more

President’s Message

Joseph S. Byrum, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Goodwill, gives his own testimony on the importance of Goodwill to the Greater Cincinnati region, as well as news, goals and vision for the organization’s upcoming year. Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with Goodwill, you will find more information here. You can also learn about the Goodwill Service Guild, which has long been a pillar of support for Ohio Valley Goodwill’s mission in Greater Cincinnati. Learn more

Board of Directors

We’re proud of the community leaders that step forward to help lead Ohio Valley Goodwill and help us fulfill our mission. Meet this year’s Board of Directors. Learn more


Working as a partner with Goodwill Industries International, Ohio Valley Goodwill is a member of a large world-wide network of more than 200 Goodwill organizations helping people in more than 37 nations world-wide. Learn more


Awards and recognition from our peers are a helpful barometer that lets us know that we’re serving the community properly. Look over Ohio Valley Goodwill’s award-winning people and service through the years. Learn more


View our extensive archive of newsletters and press releases, browse our annual reports, and visit our Media Information page for an overview of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s services. Learn more

Goodwill: Press Releases Goodwill: Newsletters

Goodwill: Media Information
Goodwill: Annual Reports Budget


View a calendar of important dates for Goodwill events, meetings, and fundraisers throughout the year, including our annual golf outing. Learn more

Goodwill: Events Calendar Goodwill: Celebrity Golf Outing


If you have a question about Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, please contact us here or call 513-771-4800.