To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Newman’s Own Foundation is donating $35,000 to five Westport nonprofits, the Foundation announced today.
They are among 15 nonprofits receiving $35,000 donations to mark the founding of Newman’s Own on Aug. 25, 1982 by the late Westport actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.
The Westport recipients include: CLASP Homes, Homes With Hope, Westport Historical Society, the Westport Library, and Westport Volunteer EMS.
The Foundation said the 15 nonprofit organizations were originally funded and have been supported for more than three decades.
The grants are part of the approximately $30 million that is being donated this year alone by Newman’s Own Foundation and Newman’s Own, the Foundation said.
Other $35,000 recipients include: The Actors Studio, New York, N.Y.; Amref Health Africa, New York, N.Y.; Carver Foundation of Norwalk; Central Park Conservancy, New York, N.Y.; Happiness is Camping, Blairstown, N.J.; Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk; New York Foundling Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Save the Children, and Yale School of Drama.