OVERVIEW: The C&R Newman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, and the arts.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: The C&R Newman Family Foundation was established in 2008. Its was founded by engineering executive Richard Newman and his wife Christine, who serves as president of the foundation. The foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website, which makes it difficult to locate further information on its priority areas and grantmaking strategies. Tax filings suggest the C&R Newman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, and the arts.
Christine joined the board of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in 1995 and was diagnosed and treated for lymphoma at Saint John's. The family's giving at the hospital has included donations to support nursing and cancer research. Christine is also on the board of Children’s Institute, Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Grants range from $250 to $60,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away $410,025. Past grantees include Pepperdine University, UCLA Foundation, John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, LA Philharmonic Association, LACMA, and The Music Center; Christine is on the board of Blue Ribbon, the premier women’s support organization of The Music Center.
The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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C&R Newman Family Foundation
2024 La Mesa Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90402