About Us

The Power of Philanthropy

Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. Funded entirely through the profits and royalties of Newman’s Own products, the Foundation does not maintain an endowment, raise funds, or accept donations. The Foundation believes that each of us, through the power of philanthropy, has the potential to make a difference. Since 1982, when Paul Newman first declared, “Let’s give it all away,” more than $550 million has been donated to thousands of nonprofit organizations helping people in need around the world.

History

Paul and Hotch w/ Original Salad Dressing

It started with Paul Newman and his pal A.E. Hotchner mixing up homemade salad dressing as gifts for the neighbors and evolved into a philanthropic enterprise helping thousands of charities worldwide.

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"Let's Give It All Away!"

An Interactive Timeline

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Miriam E. Nelson, PhD

Miriam E. Nelson, PhD

Dr. Miriam E. Nelson is President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. She brings a wealth of experience in research, policy work, and civic action to her role in sustaining the impact of the Foundation.
(photo credit: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

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