Using the power of philanthropy to transform lives

Newman’s Own Foundation is all about living philanthropySM and supporting people doing great things. Their stories inspire us. We hope they do the same for you. Learn more about how and why the Foundation uses all profits and royalties that it receives from the sale of Newman’s Own products for charitable purposes.

Giving it All Away

It all started with a single salad dressing that actor Paul Newman created. Together with his friend, A.E. Hotchner, they bottled it and launched Newman’s Own in 1982. Paul declared that 100% of the profits would go to charity. Today, the philanthropic mission continues, and more than $550 million has been donated to thousands of charities, helping millions of people around the world.

Focus Areas

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

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Funding Guidelines

We support organizations within our Focus Areas that fit specific criteria, including the ability to leverage Foundation resources to stimulate giving from other sources.

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"Let's Give It All Away"

An interactive Timeline

Our Grantees