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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.
Below are a few of the many organizations that promote the practice of philanthropy and/or rely on philanthropic support to fulfill their missions.
Campus Compact
Center for Higher Ambition
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Council on Foundation:
D&F Academy - DO School
Echoing Green
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Independent Sector
Kiva Microfunds
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Net Impact
Points of Light Foundation
Positive Tracks
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
The Resolution Project
World Affairs Council of Northern California
Young Nonprofits Professionals Network (YNPN)
Youth Service America

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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


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