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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.
Beautiful Day (Providence, RI)
Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital (Brooklyn / Bronx, NY)
The Discovery Center (Hartford, CT)
D-REV (San Francisco, CA)
Horizons National (Westport, CT)
International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)
Mothers2Mothers (Cape Town, South Africa)
Our Piece of the Pie (Hartford, CT)
Safe Water Network (New York, NY)
Shining Hope for Communities (New York, NY / Kenya)
Sotterley (Hollywood, MD)
Tahirih Justice Center (Falls Church, VA)
The Women’s Bakery (Denver, CO)

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:
Fidelco (Wilton, CT)
Green Chimneys (Brewster, NY) 
High Hopes (Old Lyme, CT) 
Our Companions  (Manchester, CT)
Wild Earth Allies (Chevy Chase, MD) 
Wildlife in Crisis  (Weston, CT)

Support for Independent Media

Newman’s Own Foundation provides funding to support grassroots journalism, training for emerging journalists, and programming for independent media organizations. Recent grantees include:


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
Bunker Labs (Chicago, IL)
Dog Tag Inc. (Washington, DC)
Patriot Boot Camp (Denver, CO)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Rodale Institute (Kutztown, PA)
Service to School (San Francisco, CA)
St Joseph’s University(Philadelphia, PA)
The Jonas Project (Laguna Woods, CA)
Veterans Healing Farm(Hendersonville, NC)

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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


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