Focus Areas

Transforming Lives and Nourishing the Common Good

Paul Newman believed that giving back is the greatest opportunity to make our world a better place. Newman’s Own Foundation supports organizations and programs in the below focus areas that continue Paul's legacy of giving and create opportunities for long-term impact.

Encouraging Philanthropy

Encouraging Philanthropy

Organizations that promote the practice of philanthropy and/or rely on philanthropic support to fulfill their missions.

Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

Organizations fighting for kids who face adversity and enhancing the quality of life for children for whom the experience of childhood has been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control.

Empowerment

Empowerment

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Organizations implementing model solutions to address nutrition insecurity in underserved communities, especially for children and families.

An initiative within the Empowerment focus area, is Newman’s Own Foundation’s support of Military Veterans: Organizations that support veteran entrepreneurship, providing veterans with the necessary training, support, and access to capital; and organizations connecting veterans to quality higher education and creating supportive networks on campus.

Find a list of our current grantees here.