Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Newman's Own Foundation Grants Support Veteran Entrepreneurship
The foundation recently awarded $25,000 in grants to Help Our Military Heroes, an Easton-based veterans non-profit, for their work in supporting the education and career goals of returning service members. They were among six organization in Connecticut who received a total of $365,000 in grants from the Newman’s Own Foundation. Individual grants ranged from $25,000 to $100,000.
Paul Newman not only had an accomplished career in film but was also a big philanthropist. He served in WWII, attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and studied at the Yale School of Drama. He became one of Hollywood's most illustrious movie stars and also had a passion for race car driving. But he said he received the most satisfaction from philanthropy.
In 1982, Newman founded Newman’s Own, Inc., a natural-ingredient food company that donates all after-tax profits and royalties to thousands of charities around the world.
To find out more about grants for veteran entrepreneurs, visit newmansownfoundation.org/military
Read more at www.eastoncourier.com/47171/newmans-own-awards-25000-grant-to-veterans-nonprofit-based-in-easton/