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 $400 million (USD) has been donated to thousands of charities around the world with over $20 million (USD) to Australian and New Zealand charities.

2015 Newman’s Own Foundation charity grants

The application period for the Foundation’s 2015 charity grants has now closed.

This year the Foundation is honouring Paul’s legacy of Empowerment by seeking to highlight the amazing work being done by the individuals currently implementing associated charity programs around Australia.

The charities selected to receive grants for their Empowerment projects will be announced in October this year. Newman’s Own Foundation wishes to acknowledge and thank the many charities that applied for the 2015 funding round. Unfortunately it is not possible to support every worthy project however we encourage charities from around Australia to continue to visit our Facebook page at or this site for future funding opportunities.

Why Empowerment

A magic mix of salad dressing ingredients was all it took to set the late Paul Newman on his path of empowering others around the globe through his boundless generosity.

The Foundation invited registered Australian charities to nominate individuals from within their organisations whose work empowers others to overcome extraordinary adverse circumstances, and/or provides equal access to human rights and contributes to the development of a civil society.

Some of the areas that may be covered by this year’s grants program include human rights, indigenous causes, disadvantaged youth, veteran affairs and health and education services.

2014 Newman’s Own Foundation Grant recipients

The Newman’s Own Foundation would like to thank the Editor of , Brodee Myers Cooke and Masterchef Judge and Co-Host, food journalist, restaurant critic & recipe writer Matt Preston for their assistance in inviting charities around Australia to apply for the 2014 funding round. Brodee was also involved with the selection of charities that shared in the $USD1 million in grants.

To view the 2014 Newman’s Own Foundation grant recipients please click here.


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