Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, is inviting New Zealand charities to apply for grants this year for projects focusing on childhood nutrition.
The 2018 NZ Poverty Monitor* recently revealed that 160,000 New Zealand children aged under 15 years old, which is one-in-five, live in situations where there is either not enough food or not enough healthy and nutritious food.
Newman’s Own Foundation President and CEO Robert Forrester said the 2019 grants are designed to address this major issue could include initiatives such as school breakfast programs, food rescue and redistribution, nutrition education and childhood obesity and better food security.
“Newman’s Own Foundation has always placed a high priority on access to healthy foods, especially for children. While the need for good nutrition is particularly acute in the developing world, no country, even the most prosperous does not have some level of problem in this vital area,” said Forrester. “We have significantly increased support for nutrition projects around the world to help create better food choices for those in need, and we look forward to partnering with organisations serving this need in New Zealand.”
This year Newman’s Own Foundation has committed $225,000NZD in grants ranging from $25,000NZD – $50,000NZD for children’s nutrition projects across the country. In addition to these grants, $75,0000NZD will be made to other organisations around the country.
Forrester visited New Zealand from 4-5 February 2019 to announce the 2019 grants programme and meet with the 2018 Foundation grant recipients, which included Kids Can and Women’s Refuge.
More than $540 million donated to charities
Newman’s Own Foundation was created in 2005 by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, to assure his lifetime commitment to donate 100% of the profits made from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products will continue after his passing. Since 1982, over $540 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world, including New Zealand.
In New Zealand, products are sold under the Paul Newman’s Own label.
Newman’s Own Foundation Expression of Interest (EOI) details can be downloaded at http://paulnewmansown.co.nz from 4th February 2019 and close on 4th March 2019.