Newman’s Own Foundation supports KCETLink with a $75,000 Challenge Grant

Allison Gray


Burbank, Calif. – Feb. 15, 2018 KCETLink, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, has announced it has received a $75,000 challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to KCETLink was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to the encouragement of philanthropy. This challenge grant will be used to encourage new donors and to increase giving from current donors by matching donations dollar for dollar.

“We are pleased to be among the recipients of this competitive challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation,” said Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer. “This grant supports KCET as we continue providing freely accessible, high quality programs and services throughout the Southern California region.”

Newman's Own Foundation is celebrating 35 years of giving and the milestone of donating over $500 million to charity since 1982. The foundation was created by Paul Newman to carry on his commitment of donating 100% of the net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman's Own food and beverage products.

“Paul Newman would be pleased to see the foundation continuing his legacy in helping to make our world a better place,” said Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “Our funding of KCET is consistent with our longstanding commitment to support the independent voice and public broadcasting.”

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KCETLink Media Group is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org. Select programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.

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