Our Commitment to Philanthropy
"The need is great and so are the opportunities to make a difference.”
Paul Newman wanted to make the world a better place, and he inspired many others to do the same. For example, in 1999, he gathered a group of CEOs to launch CECP (Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy). They believed that corporations can and should be a force for good in society.
Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul’s commitment to helping others give back by:
- Funding organizations and professional associations that provide training, networking, start-up costs and/or other types of support to nurture the development of social enterprises (those that help others and/or give 100% of profits to charity);
- Directly supporting young people entering careers in the nonprofit sector, through the Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship Program;
- Providing guidance to businesses that have models similar to Newman’s Own, i.e., giving 100% of profits to charity.
- Encouraging donors to support nonprofits through the use of “challenge” grants that match donations dollar-for-dollar.