Newman’s Own Foundation

Funding criteria for New Zealand charities

  • Organisation must be a registered charity with IRD Section KC5, Section 56A or LD1-5 status providing a rebate for the donor, and receive minimal Government funding. As we are bound by the requirements of the USA Department of Internal Revenue, we are unable to process your request without confirmation that you hold donee status. Website printouts are not accepted. If you are uncertain of your organisation's status in this regard, or cannot locate your IRD letter, your authorised representative should contact Inland Revenue on 0800 227 774. Inland Revenue issued a staff instruction on May 26, 2010 to deal with these situations. A copy of your Charities Commission registration certificate or information from their website will not be accepted.

  • Grants from Newman’s Own Foundation must be spent on a project run by a New Zealand charity, which is expected to commence the year following the receipt of funding.

  • Newman’s Own Foundation supports organisations and programs in the following focus areas that continue Paul's legacy of giving and create opportunities for long-term impact.

    Encouraging Philanthropy - organisations that promote the practice of philanthropy and/or rely on philanthropic support to fulfill their missions.

    Children with Life-Limiting Conditions - organisations enhancing the quality of life for children with life-limiting medical conditions, and/or for whom the experience of childhood has been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control.

    Empowerment - organisations that empower people to overcome extraordinarily adverse circumstances, and/or provide equal access to human rights and contribute to the development of a civil society.

    Nutrition - organisations implementing model solutions to issues of hunger and nutrition for underserved communities.

  • Newman’s Own Foundation Generally Does Not Fund
    • Organisations that discriminate on any basis
    • Specific religious activities or beliefs
    • Lobbying or political activities
    • Major research projects
    • Any litigation that is underway, contemplated, or completed
    • Direct grants to individuals
    • Multi-year grants requiring recurring budget expenditure
    • International travel or individual travel/study grants. 

  • Applications are via an Expression of Interest form in accordance with the procedures set out on this site and are not accepted outside the dates designated on this site. Timing of funding rounds and capped amounts vary each year. Expressions of Interest must be submitted by fully registered charities and not via other fundraising organisations such as Service Clubs or groups, which raise funds to pass on to another institution.

  • The payment of Grants is conditional upon the monies being used solely for the purpose specified in the application and in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by Newman’s Own Foundation in relation to the use of the grant. Reports on the use of the funds will be required.

  • You are requested not to add us to your mailing lists for newsletters, fundraising appeal letters, invitations to functions and AGMs, Annual Reports or Financial Statements.

Newman’s Own Foundation Australasian Administrator, Dimity Pinto, is contactable on 61 2 9967 3746 (11am-7pm NZ time) or email