Napa Valley's The Pathway Home, Inc., a special treatment program at the Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.
Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and
philanthropist Paul Newman, made the award to The Pathway Home as part of its “Honoring
Those Who Serve.”
"Honoring Those Who Serve" is an initiative aimed at supporting United States military men, women and families.The Pathway Home is working with Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom veterans whose lives have been impacted by Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, or other combat-related mental health issues.
The program is designed to develop the tools, skills and mechanisms necessary to return to productive civilian lives.
The Pathway Home is competing for additional funds through the Honoring Those Who Serve Challenge at http://tinyurl.com/NewmanTPH. Newman’s Own Foundation is providing $180,000 in grants to pre-selected military service nonprofits raising money on Crowdrise, a crowdfunding site.
“Because the application and review process is so competitive, this grant from Newman’s Own Foundation is significant,” said Mike Horak, Development Director “Receiving this grant award brings national attention to the work Pathway is doing in the Napa Valley as well as provides further validation of our programmatic successes and outcomes.”
The Pathway Home is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment for military personnel who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. It assists those whose lives have been impacted by PTS, TBI, and other post-combat mental health challenges to successfully reintegrate into their families and their communities.
“There is no
greater sacrifice than serving and defending our country,” said Robert
Forrester, Newman’s Own Foundation President and CEO. “More service men and
women are surviving injuries and coming home with serious wounds and
conditions, so we are making a significant grant commitment to help meet the
"We are pleased to award a grant to The Pathway Home as they
endeavor to make a difference in the lives of our veterans and their families,” he said.
Overall, Newman’s Own Foundation is awarding $7 million in grants over three years, 2012-2014, to more than 50 organizations across the country that deal with veterans’ issues such as health, housing, education, career development, and family support.
Paul Newman, the
actor and philanthropist who founded Newman’s Own, passed away on Sept. 26,
2008. Now, five years later, his legacy continues as Newman’s Own continues to
give away 100 percent of the profits and royalties from the sale of its food products
Since the company’s founding in 1982, over $380 million has been donated to thousands of organizations, with $125 million having been donated in the past five years alone.
Pathway Home envisions an era in which all veterans struggling with service-related
mental health challenges experience successful reintegration into civilian life
through access to evidence-based and holistic person-centered services. Since 2008, The Pathway Home has
provided services and programs to nearly 400 veterans and an additional 170
family members at its residential treatment facility in Yountville.
For more about The Pathway Home, see www.thepathwayhome.org.