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Newman’s Own Foundation is a private, US-based independent foundation established in 2005 by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The Foundation continues Paul’s commitment to making the world a better place by donating all profits and royalties earned from the sale of Paul Newman’s Own and Newman’s Own products to charity. To date over $500 million (USD) has been donated to thousands of charities around the world.
Every year the Foundation honours Paul’s legacy of giving by either directly funding charitable projects or by inviting registered charities to apply for a grant.
The Foundation supports organizations and programs that continue Paul’s legacy of giving and that create opportunities for long-term impact. The focus is on the following funding areas:
Organisations that promote the practice of philanthropy and/or rely on philanthropic support to fulfill their missions.
Organisations enhancing the quality of life for children with life-limiting medical conditions, and/or for whom the experience of childhood has been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control.
Organisations that empower people to overcome extraordinarily adverse circumstances, and/or provide equal access to human rights and contribute to the development of a civil society.
Organisations implementing model solutions to issues of hunger and nutrition for underserved communities.
- Organizations that discriminate on any basis
- Specific religious activities or beliefs
- Lobbying or political activities
- Major research projects
- Any litigation that is underway, contemplated, or completed
- Direct grants to individuals
- Multi-year grants requiring recurring budget expenditure
- International travel or individual travel/study grants.