WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newman's Own Foundation, the organization started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announces grants totaling $2.4 million, over two years, to 13 public broadcasting stations and organizations. The grants represent an ongoing commitment of Newman's Own Foundation to support open dialogue and promote civic engagement.
"Paul Newman believed that the independent voice played a critical role in making our world a better place," said Robert Forrester, President of Newman's Own Foundation. "He was a strong supporter of public broadcasting, and we are proud to maintain that support for today and into the future." Total giving by Newman's Own in support of public broadcasting is nearly $10 million.
Funds will be used by some stations to generate increased donor giving through challenge grants. In other cases, funds will be directed to programming or special projects. One example is the National Public Radio's Military Voices Initiative, where the experiences of military personnel, veterans, and their families will be recorded and broadcast.
The organizations that have received public broadcasting grants are:
- American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio
- Connecticut Public Broadcasting
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Detroit Educational Television Foundation
- KCET Community Television of Southern California
- KCTS Television (Seattle, WA)
- National Public Radio
- St. Louis Regional Public Media – KETC / Channel 9
- WAMC Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
- WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
- WNET / CHANNEL 13 (New York, NY)
- WPBT (North Miami, FL)
- WSHU Public Radio (Fairfield, CT)
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 $370 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit: www.newmansownfoundation.org.
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