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Our Commitment to Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

“There is a lot of energy a lot of kids getting a chance to reawaken their childhood and raise a little hell, it’s all wonderful.” 
In 1988, an amazing dream became a reality. Paul Newman opened The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children fighting cancer and other illnesses, to let them be kids again. That single camp has now grown into the SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps and programs around the world, free of charge for all who attend. Since 1988 more than 730,000 children and families have been served. Studies show that going to camp increases confidence, self-esteem, interest in social activities, and a sense of belonging for participating children.
Newman’s Own Foundation is proud to continue Paul’s commitment to SeriousFun and other organizations 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. These charities include:
Camp Jabberwocky (Vineyard Haven, MA)
Crescent Cove  (Brooklyn Center, MN)
Green Chimneys  (Brewster, NY)
High Hopes (Old Lyme, CT)
Next Step Fund  (Cambridge, MA)


Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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


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