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Newman’s Own Foundation launches The Empowerment Project and calls on Canadian charities to nominate their unsung heroes for US$100,000 in grants


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Charities are invited to nominate a champion from their organization by September 11, 2015

Toronto, ON, July 28, 2015 – Newman’s Own Foundation today introduced The Empowerment Project, which recognizes the tireless contributions of individuals within non-profit organizations whose aim is to empower people to overcome adversity and to contribute to the development of society. Whether it’s the organization’s founder, manager, part-time employee or volunteer, the one thing these unsung heroes have in common is a significant contribution to improving the lives of others. A total of US$100,000 is available to charities in recognition of the exceptional work these individuals are doing in areas such as human rights, disadvantaged youth, veteran affairs, health services and education.

“Paul Newman believed we all have the opportunity to advance the lives of others. This year, Newman’s Own Foundation is seeking individuals who exemplify this sentiment and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to empowering those less fortunate,” says Bob Forrester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newman’s Own Foundation. “Through The Empowerment Project, charities can shine a light on employees who consistently go the extra mile without regard for recognition.”

Together, Paul Newman and the Foundation have granted more than US$430 million as part of a commitment to supporting organizations around the world that are improving their communities and changing lives. Charities in Canada have been receiving grants for over 25 years. This is the third year Newman’s Own Foundation has run a formal “call to action” grant funding program in Canada.

For further information on The Empowerment Project, visit http://www.newmansown.ca/charity/2015-charityapplication.html.

About Newman’s Own Foundation

Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over US$430 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansown.ca/charity.


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