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Honoring Those Who Serve

Newman's Own Foundation has been a longtime supporter of military personnel, veterans, and their families. Together, Newman's Own Foundation and Newman's Own, Inc. have donated $18.6 million since 2010 to initiatives that assist the men and women who serve. In 2017, the Foundation committed $6.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that support veterans with education, entrepreneurship, and other services. A list of the organizations and programs receiving these grants is available below.

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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Focus Areas

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


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