The Foundation of Goodness was established in 1999 and registered as a Voluntary Social Services/Non-Governmental Organisation at the Division of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Ministry of Social Welfare (Sri Lanka) in 2005.
The Foundation of Goodness has worked extensively following the 2004 tsunami that devastated the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans, to develop a one-of-a-kind holistic rural community development model which today delivers a wide range of programmes, reaching over 68,000 beneficiaries from 900+ villages across the island in 2021 alone, free of charge, via our 10 empowerment divisions which include; Women’s Empowerment, Business and Enterprise, Environment and Water, Children and Youth Development, Special Needs, Sports Development, Medical, Dental and Psycho-social Support, Language and Arts, Rural Welfare and Life Skills & Good Values.
The Foundation of Goodness has also branched out to offer its key courses and resources to distant rural villages via Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres. These centres strive to empower disadvantaged communities so that they may have equal opportunities to excel in life. As the nerve centre of the village, the Village Heartbeat concept works to give underprivileged villagers access to skills that will enable them to develop to their full potential and offers courses in areas such as IT, children’s education, women’s empowerment, vocational training, life values and life skills development. The Foundation of Goodness has already established 14 Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres in the South, Southeast, North and East of the island, with plans currently underway to construct more Centres.
The Foundation of Goodness adheres to the highest standards of financial accountability and reporting. Annual audits are conducted by a firm of Chartered Accountants.
Our funding partners and major donors are given the annual audited accounts on request or submitted with our proposals for donor evaluation. Additionally, we present periodical progress reports to the donors as required along with an update of the grant disbursements including photographs.
We do not levy any administration costs for educational & sports scholarships, the supply of electricity and water connections to the less privilege, aid relief, schools development initiatives, healthcare grants, sporting equipment, children’s welfare activities or livelihood projects, where the entire amount is credited to those undertakings.
The Foundation of Goodness does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Foundation of Goodness is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.