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Honoring Those Who Serve

Newman's Own Foundaton has always been a supporter of the miltary, donating $11 million from 2010 to 2015. In 2013, the Foundation announced a commitment of $7 million in grants over three years to support United States military men, women, and families through its "Honoring Those Who Serve" program. The grants, awarded to approximately 50 nonprofits over three years, 2012-2014, are helping organizations across the country that address veterans’ issues such as health, housing, education, career development, and family support. A full list of the organizations and programs funded in 2013 is available by clicking here.

Honoring Women Who Serve

Newman's Own Foundation invited charities that focus on career development for female veterans to apply for program funding. On December 3, 2013, a total of $300,000 was awarded to eligible U.S. nonprofits.
Women who serve represent a growing but often underserved segment of the military. They face unique and complex challenges, such as homelessness, unemployment, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Military Sexual Assault.
The seven organizations funded by Newman's Own Foundation are below. More information can be found by clicking here to view the full list of military service organizations funded in 2013.
  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (Washington, DC)
  • Every Woman Works (Atlanta, GA)
  • Swords to Plowshares (San Francisco, CA)
  • Veterans, Inc. (Worcester, MA)
  • Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, PA) 
  • Women’s Business Development Center (Chicago, IL) 
  • Women, Food and Agriculture Network (Story City, IA) 

Every Veteran Has a Story

Military nonprofits do great work, and the people who are served by these organizations are equally special. These individuals offer unique perspectives, interesting insights, and much gratitude serving as an inspiration to all.

"I'm so lucky to be alive. Being blind is such a small thing; I'm not going to let it slow me down." Michael Malarsie

“I was in a very dark place two years ago. Through telling my story, I hope to be a beacon for others to seek help or treatment." Ayana R.Harrell

"Being a farmer means I get to continue to be a soldier a soldier of peace." Tyler Boggs

The stories of these amazing veterans, and others who have served, can be read by clicking here.

Paul Newman, Navy Veteran

Paul Newman enlisted in the United States Navy after high school, serving in the Pacific during World War II. One particular experience provided the core of his belief about luck and humility. In Saipan, the pilot of his crew became sick, grounding their bomber. The rest of Paul’s squadron was ordered to deploy aboard the USS Bunker Hill and days later were killed by kamikaze aircraft. It was simply luck that Paul had not been aboard. He attributed much of his success in life to luck, and what followed was a commitment to give back to those who were perhaps not so lucky. More about Paul Newman...

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