The Matthew Good Foundation

Matthew Good

Matthew Good

The Foundation was formed following the passing of my brother, Matthew Good, on June 26th 2011 whilst running for charity.  He was the 6th generation to work in our family company John Good & Sons Ltd, which has been in business for over 175 years and is still family owned.

John Good & Sons Ltd donates money to the Matthew Good Foundation each year, allowing the staff of the John Good Group to apply and support many good causes in the UK and around the world.

Tim Good,
Chairman, Matthew Good Foundation
Director, John Good & Sons Ltd



John Good & Sons has made various charitable donations over time.  However, in early 2011 the family decided to create something new; something  ground breaking in the world of social enterprise.  Matthew, along with the other members of the family working in the business, decided to create a Foundation. The family and Directors decided that the company has more to offer society than its core commercial activities.  This new Foundation would allow employees working within the John Good Group, both the time and financial resources, to support charitable causes they are passionate about.

Tragically, two months before the launch of the Foundation, Matthew passed away running the Humber Half Marathon whilst raising money for a school in Uganda. Matthew was dedicated to the family business and everyone within it and so it was only natural to name the Foundation after him. The Foundation was launched as planned and the concept embodied Matthew’s principles, values and commitment to the staff and the world we live in.

Guided by our appreciation for the team who work in the John Good group of companies, the Matthew Good Foundation supports new charitable initiatives which colleagues are spearheading and existing charitable causes in which they volunteer”
Matthew Good Foundation Mission Statement (2011)