Supporting Career Goals of Returning Military Service Members
Long Beach, CA – The Jonas Project has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.
Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to The Jonas Project as part of a broader commitment to support veteran entrepreneurship and higher education. This funding will help The Jonas Project provide support, mentors and resources to Veteran Entrepreneurs as they launch new businesses.
“This grant will help us serve more Veteran businesses, and provide more resources to those we already serve. Our seven businesses have already created 68 new jobs. We hope to double the number of Veteran businesses we serve, and in turn double the number of jobs created,” says Teri Kelsall, founder and head of The Jonas Project.
The Jonas Project is dedicated to helping Veteran Entrepreneurs launch new businesses by providing professional mentoring, business resources and support for the first two years of launch to help ensure a higher rate of success.
“We are proud to fund The Jonas Project as they work to make a difference for the men and women who have served,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation. “It is one of the many organizations empowering veterans to learn and to build successful careers.”
Newman’s Own Foundation has been supporting military nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years, with a total of $13.5 million donated since 2010. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to give all profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to charity. Since 1982, more than $475 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world.