The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (CA)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was established by entrepreneur William R. Hewlett with his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and eldest son Walter B. Hewlett.

The foundation's programs aim to help reduce global poverty, limit risk of climate change, improve educations for students in California and elsewhere, improve reproductive health and rights worldwide, support vibrant performing arts in the community, promote philanthropy, and support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The foundation is classified as a private foundation under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Hence, it is independent of the Hewlett packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

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$7,296,596,000 - 2011-12-31
$9,284,917,000 - 2007-12-31


$330,704,000 - 2011-12-31
$421,400,000 - 2007-12-31

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Recent News from Hewlett Foundation

BlackRock, partners eye initial $500 million for climate fund
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

BlackRock will provide the first $100 million of funding for the Climate ... “We believe creative collaboration is essential to mobilizing investment...more

France, Germany join BlackRock for climate investment
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) brings together BlackRock, the world's ... the German environment ministry, and a number of private foundations. ... "We believe creative collaboration is...more

Philanthropy must stop fiddling while the world burns
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Writing in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer makes an urgent call to action to philanthropic organizations...more

On Becoming a Better Tech Funder
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Tech philanthropy is booming, but it doesn't think nearly enough about the needs of the organizations it hopes to help. Here's a roundup of...more

Conservation's Role in Philanthropic Giving Is Changing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

In an effort to understand how environmental philanthropy can help ... field, demonstrate a changing landscape of philanthropic conservation...more

#GivingTuesday2019 reports nearly $2 billion in US Donations
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

This year, we're pleased to report a total of $2,000 in donations to Philanthropy Women between our incredible supporters and a...more

Tides is not the 'funding and co-ordination juggernaut' behind anti-pipeline activism
Foundation: Oak Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Hewlett Foundation

... was — the philanthropic giant, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The pre-eminent climate philanthropy in the world, Hewlett is...more

What Can $20 Million Do For Women's Funds Internationally?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations

To solve this problem, we need to democratize philanthropy,” says Joy Chia, program officer with the Women's Rights Program at Open...more

Legendary Educator Esther Wojcicki Joins Board of Trustees of Holberton School
Foundation: Freedom Forum, Freedom Forum , Hewlett Foundation

25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Holberton School, a college ... Matters," the THNK School of Creative Leadership, and the Freedom...more

Hilton Foundation Awards $16 Million in Q3 Grants
Foundation: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Firelight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced third-quarter grants totaling $16 million. The grants span the foundation's program areas, both in...more

Illustrative Grants from Hewlett Foundation

Center on Education Policy - $100,000

Northeast States Center for a Clean Air Future - $20,000

Transportation and Land Use Coalition - $32,000

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law - $300,000

Somos Mayfair - $28,010

Somos Mayfair - $28,010

Transportation and Land Use Coalition - $32,000

Reproductive Health Technologies Project - $32,000

Reproductive Health Technologies Project - $32,000

MBA-Nonprofit Connection - $55,000

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Greenpeace Innovation Challenge for Rural India’s Sustainable Irrigation Solution

Greenpeace Innovation Challenge for Rural India’s Sustainable Irrigation Solution

Greenpeace has announced its latest innovation challenge “A Watershed Moment in India”. The challenge series is an open platform to create an innovative renewable energy pump kit which meets the need of millions of small farmers.

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