The Business of Good Foundation is an engaged philanthropic organization dedicated to serving those who serve the poor through hands-on capacity building efforts. Our nonprofit partners build self-esteem and personal empowerment of the economically and socially disadvantaged by expanding access to 1) Education, 2) Employment,
Tim and Alice McCarthy began the foundation in 1998, under the name Free Hand, Inc. Tim's mother, Margaret, used to say, “If you don't give with a free hand, you shouldn't bother giving at all.” This quote sets the structure for the foundation — to give without expecting anything in return. In March 2009, the foundation changed its name from Free Hand, Inc. to The Business of Good Foundation. The transformation in name reflects our focus of using best practices from the business sector to help nonprofits expand their mission impact, while encouraging businesses to learn from the nonprofit sector to expand their social impact.