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Newman’s Own Foundation is a private, US-based independent foundation established in 2005 by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The Foundation continues Paul’s commitment to making the world a better place by donating all profits and royalties earned from the sale of Paul Newman’s Own and Newman’s Own products to charity. To date over $500 million (USD) has been donated to thousands of charities around the world with over $20 million (USD) to New Zealand and Australian charities.


Every year the Foundation honours Paul’s legacy of giving by either directly funding charitable projects or by inviting registered charities to apply for a grant.

2018 Grants Program
This year the Newman’s Own Foundation’s New Zealand charity grants program is via invitation only.​ ​The 2018 grant recipients with be announced in October​​. Details of next year’s charity program with be available on this site by April 2019.

The Foundation supports organisations and programs that continue Paul’s legacy of giving and that create opportunities for long-term impact. The focus is on the following funding areas.