Good Will Works is the latest evolution of our charitable arm, formerly known as Key Mortgage Cares. Our mission is about strengthening communities as a whole, so the people who live there can lead healthy, safe and prosperous lives.
Our focus is on giving back to communities locally — that means 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on addressing essential human needs. We volunteer, host fundraising events and use our annual Good Will Works office grant to help our community.
In addition to all of this, every year we offer substantial support to one organization that is helping our communities thrive — in 2020, we donated more than $287,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Relief Fund. After initially donating $150,000 to the fund, we launched a company-wide One-Stop Shop Gives Back campaign, which raised more than $137,000.
This money went to help organizations provide essential services our neighbors need right now: food and basic household supplies; rent, mortgage and utilities assistance; and nonprofit safety and operations assistance. Visit the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund website to learn more about what they’re doing.
We know our people are already giving their time and money to causes and nonprofits that are important to them, so we are helping make an even bigger impact by offering matching grants for volunteer time and donations they make to those 501(c)(3) organizations.
We also offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to full-time employees so that they can take two full workdays a year to volunteer in their community. Across the company, people have volunteered thousands of hours to organizations across Chicagoland.
At the company level, our focus is strengthening communities and helping people achieve independence and prosperity through homeownership, and we do that through company wide volunteer events and partnerships with local organizations that work in housing, shelter and community, financial empowerment, fair housing, and racial equity.
Our partner in 2021 for racial equity is the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and for financial empowerment we’re working with the Spanish Coalition for Housing. Our Fair Housing partner is UIC John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic.