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Our Commitment to Empowerment

Paul Newman believed in the power of the helping hand to improve lives in meaningful and enduring ways. He felt that his own good luck gave him a duty to assist others in need.
Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul’s commitment by funding organizations that empower people to overcome extraordinary adverse circumstances, and/or provide equal access to human rights and contribute to the development of a civil society.
Below are some of the many organizations generating impact, both in immediate ways and over the long-term.
Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital
The Discovery Center
Horizons National
International Rescue Committee
Our Piece of the Pie
The Paper Fig Foundation
Safe Water Network
Shining Hope for Communities
Tahirih Justice Center
The Women’s Bakery

Support for Animal Charities

Newman’s Own Foundation supports charities that provide for the health, well-being, and dignity of animals. The Foundation empowers our non-human friends to live their best lives. Organizations include:
Connecticut Humane Society
Green Chimneys
High Hopes
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Our Companions
Wild Earth Allies

Support for Independent Media

Paul Newman believed that civil discourse plays a vital role in making our world a better place. He valued the independent voice as a source for news, information, and open dialogue. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul’s commitment to public broadcasting and other independent media, including the following stations:
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University (Eight Arizona PBS)
Blue Ridge Public Television
Channel 5 Public Broadcasting (KNPB)
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (WEDU)
Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)
Minnesota Public Radio
National Public Radio
North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Illinois Public Media)
WNET/Channel 13


Support for Veterans

Newman’s Own Foundation honors the service of military personnel, veterans, and their families. The Foundation has identified organizations that provide career training, support for higher education, and other critical assistance, some of which are listed below. Learn more about this commitment here
Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute
Bunker Incubator NFP
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
Dog Tag Bakery
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Fisher House Foundation
Help Our Military Heroes
Independence Corps
IVMF at Syracuse University
Jonas Project:
Rodale Institute
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation
Service to School
Student Veterans of America
UCLA Foundation
University of Connecticut Foundation
University of Minnesota Foundation
Warrior Scholar Project
Women's Business Development Center
Work Vessels for Veterans

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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


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