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  • 501(c)3 public charities or the international equivalent
  • Clear and substantive fit within one or more Focus Areas
  • Organizations or programs where Foundation resources have the potential for significant impact typically small to mid-size organizations/programs that are poised for growth
  • Innovative and effective model programs with potential for replication that can contribute to solutions to issues addressed by the Focus Areas
  • Opportunities to encourage philanthropy by leveraging Foundation resources to stimulate giving from other sources and help build a global philanthropic community
  • Existing or potential for strong organizational leadership/governance
  • Fiscal responsibility

Newman’s Own Foundation Generally Does Not Fund:

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, or disabilities.
  • Specific religious activities or beliefs
  • Lobbying or political activities
  • Major research projects
  • Any commercial business purpose
  • Any litigation that is underway, contemplated, or completed, or activist organizations that use litigation as a primary tool
  • Private foundations, Type III supporting organizations, or other organizations that require expenditure responsibility by the Foundation
  • Endowments, building campaigns, special events or annual funds
  • Direct grants to individuals
Learn more about how and why Newman’s Own Foundation gives all profits from the sale of Newman’s Own products to charity.



We work with organizations to ensure success over the long term through support for capacity building and program expansion.

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