We never stop pursuing the Common Good.

Our mission

Common Good is aimed at helping fill a void in the coverage of the philanthropic sector by sharing stories of everyday good. Our mission is to inspire others to get involved, give back, and do good.

Who are we?

Common Good is a special initiative of Newman’s Own Foundation to help encourage philanthropy on a global scale by highlighting the wonderful, purposeful pursuits of charitable organizations, individuals, businesses, and others, acting on behalf of the Common Good and making our world a better place for all.

Newman’s Own Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Paul Newman in 2005 to continue his legacy of donating 100% of the net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to charity. Since the food company’s founding in 1982, Paul Newman and the Foundation have together contributed over $500,000,000 to thousands of charitable organizations around the world.

Two elephants in jungle

Recognizing the diversity of our environment and its multitude of living creatures and natural wonders.

Linet in 2017, about to begin her final year of high school.

Empowering People

Overcoming hardship, removing barriers, and encouraging others to reach their full potential.

Sgt. Malarsie and his guide dog

Serving Others

Supporting those who have dedicated their lives to serving others through selfless acts and good citizenship.

A mother’s love: Nothing gives three-year-old Bonnie more delight than playing with her mummy.

Inspiring Change

Celebrating new and innovative ideas that improve our lives.

Paul Newman with Hole in the Wall Gang Camp


Transforming lives with the power of philanthropy. A single act of generosity can spark a chain reaction of good.