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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.

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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


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