Supporting small charitable organisations to amplify their impact

We work with a range of businesses, stakeholders and individuals, partnering them with small, innovative non-profits to deliver positive social impact.

Donated in 2022

Donated since 2011

Causes Supported

Harry's Hat

Supporting children with Hydrocephalus.

Downright Special

Building a brighter future for children with Down Syndrome.

Men in Sheds

Working to reduce social isolation for older men.

Outkast Panda Crew

Improving the lives of young adults.

Reef World

Helping to protect coral and marine environments.

Market Field Farm

Helping young people with learning disabilities into work.

Donated in 2022

Donated since 2011

Causes Supported

Empowering Small Non-profits

Thousands of innovative local charities and non-profit organisations make a huge difference to society, yet many need help securing the funding and support they need to deliver the impact they are capable of.

With over a decade of harnessing the power of business to be a force for good, we make it easy for a company to find and fund small charities and not-for-profits in a meaningful way by delivering flexible charitable giving programmes that create personal connections, engage employees in decision making and empower small non-profit leaders.

Some of the good causes we have supported

Empowering Small Non-profits

Our experience of working closely with small charitable organisations has highlighted that despite making a significant impact on the world around them, there is a funding gap that can be difficult for them to bridge as they take their next steps to growth.

Our range of support packages target unrestricted funding at small organisations, but we also make sure that we are helpful to work with, keeping things as simple, easy and supportive as possible for funding applicants who are often working alongside their day-job, in a voluntary role, or new to funding applications.

More Meaningful Giving

We partner with businesses who have a genuine desire to make a difference to people, planet, and their communities. Our tailored charitable giving programmes accommodate different needs and budgets, and we tailor our packages to deliver our partners’ unique charitable objectives.

Our Business Partners

Latest

impacts at home and abroad

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

The Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation (HAWO) is based in Argyll’s Knapdale Forest, an important area for biodiversity. They work with national organisations to monitor species and perform biodiversity restoration work, conserving the habitat for the future. They also provide sustainable tourism activities and educate local school children in wetland ecology.

Getting Clean CIC

Getting Clean is a Leeds-based community interest company (CIC) with a mission centred around addiction recovery, community improvement, and environmental sustainability. Their primary objectives include supporting individuals in recovery, enhancing the local community, creating pathways to employment, promoting environmentalism, and challenging addiction stereotypes.

Poole Sailability

The volunteer team at Poole Sailability use their fleet of four sailboats to provide sailing activities in Poole Harbour and the surrounding area for people with a wide range of disabilities, including local school children from SEN Schools. They also have a club to ensure that those with a keener interest in sailing are able to keep up their hobby in a safe and inclusive environment.

The Ocean Trust

The Ocean Trust aim to rebuild coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean, starting with the Lamu archipelago, Kenya where they are based. Using a simple but effective method, the reefs are being rebuilt by local people, who also benefit economically from the alternative livelihoods, employment and education opportunities created.
A diverse group of women laugh as they pose for a photograph

Menopause and Cancer

Menopause and Cancer is a patient-advocacy organisation providing unique digital and in-person support to those over 18, with any cancer type, who experience menopause as a result of treatment or surgery. Dani Binnington founded Menopause and Cancer after being thrown into surgical menopause at 39, following a cancer diagnosis five years earlier, and receiving no information or support.

Outkast Panda Crew

Outkast Panda Crew are a team of volunteers improving the lives of young adults in the Hull area who are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by offering them a route to positive engagement and success in their community. After visiting the project and seeing it's impact, the Matthew Good Foundation worked with Init Creative to help the crew to produce this mini-documentary and get their powerful message out to more funders.

Walking 4 Hope

Walking 4 hope is a charity that supports families and young people who find it difficult to deal with the pressures that day to day life presents, including those experiencing or at risk of poor mental health. They ​provide recreational/leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare, and offer practical advice, support and signposting to other organisations when required. They also educate the wider public on mental health through the distribution of material produced by expert organisations.

The Children’s Hospital Charity

The money raised through donations to The Children’s Hospital Charity supports specialist treatment from head to toe, by funding life-saving equipment, new facilities, a comfortable environment and vital research at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, which changes paediatric care for thousands of children from across the world.

Reel Creative

This digital education charity empowers children in Hull from diverse backgrounds by unlocking their creativity and digital fluency. Their mission is to promote technological literacy for all local children, bridging the gap for those who may not have had such opportunities before. Through carefully curated experiences, Reel Creative sparks creativity, fosters self-confidence, and instils a broad range of digital skills including video production, graphic design, online content creation and AI.

Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free is dedicated to safeguarding marine wildlife and the environment in Cornwall by removing abandoned fishing gear and other marine debris. Known as Ghost Fishing Gear, this lost equipment endangers marine life through entanglement, and negatively affects marine ecosystems and food chains when it breaks down into microplastics. Fathoms Free urgently responds to reports to locate and remove ghost gear, preventing further harm.

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

The Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation (HAWO) is based in Argyll’s Knapdale Forest, an important area for biodiversity. They work with national organisations to monitor species and perform biodiversity restoration work, conserving the habitat for the future. They also provide sustainable tourism activities and educate local school children in wetland ecology.

Getting Clean CIC

Getting Clean is a Leeds-based community interest company (CIC) with a mission centred around addiction recovery, community improvement, and environmental sustainability. Their primary objectives include supporting individuals in recovery, enhancing the local community, creating pathways to employment, promoting environmentalism, and challenging addiction stereotypes.

Poole Sailability

The volunteer team at Poole Sailability use their fleet of four sailboats to provide sailing activities in Poole Harbour and the surrounding area for people with a wide range of disabilities, including local school children from SEN Schools. They also have a club to ensure that those with a keener interest in sailing are able to keep up their hobby in a safe and inclusive environment.

The Ocean Trust

The Ocean Trust aim to rebuild coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean, starting with the Lamu archipelago, Kenya where they are based. Using a simple but effective method, the reefs are being rebuilt by local people, who also benefit economically from the alternative livelihoods, employment and education opportunities created.
A diverse group of women laugh as they pose for a photograph

Menopause and Cancer

Menopause and Cancer is a patient-advocacy organisation providing unique digital and in-person support to those over 18, with any cancer type, who experience menopause as a result of treatment or surgery. Dani Binnington founded Menopause and Cancer after being thrown into surgical menopause at 39, following a cancer diagnosis five years earlier, and receiving no information or support.

Outkast Panda Crew

Outkast Panda Crew are a team of volunteers improving the lives of young adults in the Hull area who are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by offering them a route to positive engagement and success in their community. After visiting the project and seeing it's impact, the Matthew Good Foundation worked with Init Creative to help the crew to produce this mini-documentary and get their powerful message out to more funders.

Walking 4 Hope

Walking 4 hope is a charity that supports families and young people who find it difficult to deal with the pressures that day to day life presents, including those experiencing or at risk of poor mental health. They ​provide recreational/leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare, and offer practical advice, support and signposting to other organisations when required. They also educate the wider public on mental health through the distribution of material produced by expert organisations.

The Children’s Hospital Charity

The money raised through donations to The Children’s Hospital Charity supports specialist treatment from head to toe, by funding life-saving equipment, new facilities, a comfortable environment and vital research at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, which changes paediatric care for thousands of children from across the world.

Reel Creative

This digital education charity empowers children in Hull from diverse backgrounds by unlocking their creativity and digital fluency. Their mission is to promote technological literacy for all local children, bridging the gap for those who may not have had such opportunities before. Through carefully curated experiences, Reel Creative sparks creativity, fosters self-confidence, and instils a broad range of digital skills including video production, graphic design, online content creation and AI.

Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free is dedicated to safeguarding marine wildlife and the environment in Cornwall by removing abandoned fishing gear and other marine debris. Known as Ghost Fishing Gear, this lost equipment endangers marine life through entanglement, and negatively affects marine ecosystems and food chains when it breaks down into microplastics. Fathoms Free urgently responds to reports to locate and remove ghost gear, preventing further harm.
Debbie looks out across the Yorkshire Dales from the top of a hill with joy.

Changing the Landscape: New film highlights benefits of improved access to Yorkshire Dales for those with disabilities

Access the Dales, a charity started by a respected disability ambassador and campaigner from the Yorkshire Dales, has released a short film featuring powerful commentary from service users on how the charity has changed their lives, in the hope that more people will benefit from their campaign to make sure nobody is left without the opportunity to access activities in the Yorkshire Dales.

Debbie looks out across the Yorkshire Dales from the top of a hill with joy.

Changing the Landscape: New film highlights benefits of improved access to Yorkshire Dales for those with disabilities

Access the Dales, a charity started by a respected disability ambassador and campaigner from the Yorkshire Dales, has released a short film featuring powerful commentary from service users on how the charity has changed their lives, in the hope that more people will benefit from their campaign to make sure nobody is left without the opportunity to access activities in the Yorkshire Dales.
A collage of images representing the people and activities across the five chosen charities, surrounding the John Good Group Grants for Good Logo

£15,000 awarded in the latest Grants for Good

The results of the members’ vote for the top donation of £5,000 are in! Find out who won the latest round of Grants for Good.
Community Impact: Two people stand in front of a newly built patio area of a garden with bench, arbour and planters. They hold a board that says thank you. A close up of the plague on the bench reads "In memory of Jackie Lee"

More meaningful giving: An employee giving case study

A recent employee giving application has demonstrated how the Matthew Good Foundation helps the John Good Group to increase their community impact, not just by issuing grants, but by leveraging the Foundation’s network & expertise to deliver higher value outcomes, for employees, charities, and businesses alike.

Raising Aspirations: New mini documentary highlights Hull car project improving social mobility

Outkast Panda Crew, a Community Interest Company which evolved from a modified car club in Hull, has featured in a new mini documentary. The 11-minute film, funded by The Matthew Good Foundation and produced by INIT Creative, highlights the power held by grassroots organisations to improve inner-city communities, by raising aspirations beyond a life of crime and anti-social behaviour for disadvantaged youths.

£15,000 awarded in the latest Grants for Good

The results of the members’ vote for the top donation of £5,000 are in! Find out who won the latest round of Grants for Good.

SDL Minorfern launches charitable foundation to target funding at local charitable organisations.

Family-owned vehicle parts distributor, SDL Minorfern has teamed up with the Matthew Good Foundation to launch the Minorfern Foundation, which will award grants to local charities and community groups.

Matthew Good Foundation & John Good Group celebrate £1million milestone with £10,000 surprise giveaway.

As the Matthew Good Foundation passes a major milestone of £1million given to non-profits since it was founded by John Good Group in 2011, employees at the John Good Group have voted for two Yorkshire-based charities – Clean Planet and HER Breast Friends – to receive surprise donations of £5,000 each.

Humber Wellbeing Hub receives more than £5,000 from the John Good Group to help increase opening hours and save more lives.

The Humber Wellbeing Hub, an emotional wellbeing organisation set up at the Humber Bridge Country Park in response to an increase in tragedies at the Humber Bridge, has received £5,000 of unrestricted funds from John Good Group’s Grants for Good Fund, plus further support with resources from the Matthew Good Foundation. The growing organisation attracted overwhelming support from John Good Group employees, many of whom work at Hesslewood Business Park, right next door to the Country Park.

We are looking for new Trustees

Matthew Good Foundation is a grant-giving charity. It's an exciting time of growth and we are looking for three committed and motivated individuals to join our Board of trustees to help lead our charitable Foundation through this exciting period.
Photograph of a harbour wall at low tide in Cornwall with new "habitiles" visible just above the water

Matthew Good Foundation and Sea-Changers help to fund Cornwall’s first “living wall” habitat in Falmouth Harbour

A Falmouth harbour wall that was sparse of wildlife is set to become a bristling habitat of marine flora and fauna due to the installation of ‘habitiles’ designed to increase biodiversity. The installation has been led by Cornish charity, Our Only World, with funding provided by grant making charities - The Matthew Good Foundation and Sea-Changers.