Goodwill Makes Forbes 2014 List of America’s Most Inspiring Companies

December 30, 2014, Press Release

Forbes recently released its list of America’s 20 Most Inspiring Companies, and for the third year in a row, it included Goodwill®. In 2014, Goodwill ranked #11 — a move up from #19 in 2013 and #23 (when the list included 25 companies) in 2012. Goodwill is the only nonprofit to make this prestigious list.

The list is based on results from Performance Inspired, Inc., a consulting and training firm that helps organizations elevate performance through “the science of inspiration.” Prior to surveying 3,300 consumers to rank how inspirational they found a number of businesses, respondents were asked to think about the values, behaviors, and attitudes of a hypothetical inspirational company and how it might compare to a real company.

According to Forbes reporter Susan Adams, Goodwill is “a company with a long history of providing employment and job training to veterans and people with disabilities and other challenges.”

Forbes’ 2014 List of America’s Most Inspiring Companies:

1. Tesla

2. Trader Joe’s

3. Target

4. Tom’s Shoes

5. Costco

6. Ford

7. Chick-Fil-A

8. Google

9. Microsoft

10. Amazon

11. Goodwill

12. Whole Foods

13. Johnson & Johnson

14. Nike

15. Apple

16. Coca-Cola

17. Kohl’s

18. Disney

19. Starbucks

20. McDonald’s


See Forbes Article.


Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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