Our Commitment to Empowerment

Paul Newman believed in the power of the helping hand to improve lives in meaningful and enduring ways. He felt that his own good luck gave him a duty to assist others in need.

Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul’s commitment by funding organizations that empower people to overcome extraordinary adverse circumstances, and/or provide equal access to human rights and contribute to the development of a civil society.

Below are some of the many organizations generating impact, both in immediate ways and over the long-term.

Beautiful Day (Providence, RI)
Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital (Brooklyn / Bronx, NY)
The Discovery Center (Hartford, CT)
D-REV (San Francisco, CA)
Horizons National (Westport, CT)
International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)
Mothers2Mothers (Cape Town, South Africa)
Our Piece of the Pie (Hartford, CT)
The Paper Fig Foundation (New York, NY)
Safe Water Network (New York, NY)
Shining Hope for Communities (New York, NY / Kenya)
Sotterley (Hollywood, MD)
Tahirih Justice Center (Falls Church, VA)
The Women’s Bakery (Denver, CO)

Support for Animals

Newman’s Own Foundation supports organizations that provide for the health, well-being, and dignity of animals. The Foundation empowers our non-human friends to live their best lives. Recent grantees include:

Connecticut Humane Society (Newington, CT)
Fidelco (Wilton, CT)
Green Chimneys (Brewster, NY)
High Hopes (Old Lyme, CT)
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (Norwalk, CT)
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation  (Santa Paula, CA)
Our Companions  (Manchester, CT)
Wild Earth Allies (Chevy Chase, MD)
Wildlife in Crisis  (Weston, CT)

Support for Independent Media

Newman’s Own Foundation provides funding to support grassroots journalism, training for emerging journalists, and programming for independent media organizations. Recent grantees include:

Blue Ridge Public Television (Roanoke, VA)
Channel 5 Public Broadcasting (Reno, NV)
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (Hartford, CT)
Democracy Now Productions (New York, NY)
Friends of Montana PBS (Bozeman, MT)
Fuller Project for International Reporting (Washington D.C.)
New York Public Radio (New York, NY)
Prairie Public Broadcasting (Fargo, ND)
ProPublica (New York, NY)
Radio Bilingue (Fresno, CA)
Solutions Journalism Network (New York, NY)
The GroundTruth Project (Boston, MA)
The Marshall Project (New York, NY)
WNET/Channel 13 (New York, NY)
WSHU Public Radio (Fairfield, CT)
Wyoming PBS Foundation (Riverton, WY)

Support for Veterans

Newman’s Own Foundation honors the service of military personnel, veterans, and their families. The Foundation has identified organizations that provide career training, support for higher education, and other critical assistance, some of which are listed below. Learn more about this commitment here.

Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (Bridgeport, CT)
Bunker Labs (Chicago, IL)
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (Hartford, CT)
Dog Tag Inc. (Washington, DC)
Farmer Veteran Coalition (Davis, CA)
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (Wilton, CT)
Head Strong Project, Inc. (New York, NY)
Help Our Military Heroes  (Easton, CT)
IVMF at Syracuse University  (Syracuse, NY)
Patriot Boot Camp (Denver, CO)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Rodale Institute (Kutztown, PA)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation (San Ramon, CA)
Service to School (San Francisco, CA)
St Joseph’s University(Philadelphia, PA)
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation (Washington, DC)
The Jonas Project (Laguna Woods, CA)
The Posse Foundation (New York, NY)
UCLA Anderson School of Management – Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program (Los Angeles, CA)
UConn School of Business- Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities(Storrs, CT)
University of Michigan – Flint (Ann Arbor, MI)
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management (Minneapolis, MN)
Veterans Healing Farm(Hendersonville, NC)
Warrior-Scholar Project (Washington, DC)
Women’s Business Development Center (Chicago, IL)

Find out more about the commitment to Honoring Those Who Serve.

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

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

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