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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
  • Terrorist organizations or any organization that appears on anti-terrorist watch lists 




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

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