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Using the power of philanthropy to transform lives

Newman’s Own Foundation is all about living philanthropySM and supporting people doing great things. Their stories inspire us. We hope they do the same for you. Learn more about how and why the Foundation uses all profits and royalties that it receives from the sale of Newman’s Own products for charitable purposes.

100% Profits to Charity

Celebrating 35 Years of Giving

Newman’s Own Foundation celebrates 35 years of giving. Thanks to our founder, Paul Newman, who started Newman’s Own in 1982 with a single salad dressing and decided to donate 100% of the profits to charity. We continue his legacy today and recently reached a milestone of $535 million in donations, helping thousands of charities and millions of people around the world.

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Our grants focus on four areas where we see the potential for transformational change.


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Stories of Impact

From Abandoned to Adored

From Abandoned to Adored

Once homeless, Oscar, a pot-bellied pig, now helps kids overcome their own challenges.

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Jake and Yvonne

Growing Healthy on the Reservation

The Omaha Reservation in eastern Nebraska has an epidemic-level of diabetes. One problem is that there is no grocery store in the area, making it difficult to find healthy food options.

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Abingdon High School

Students Grow Skills for Their Future

Leaving high school and entering the work force can be a tough process for young adults. For one group of students at Abingdon High School in Virginia, though, this may not be the case.

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Our Grantees

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