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

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $50 Million to Ramp Up Covid-19 Testing (Grants Roundup)
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. $170 million commitment for racial-justice...more

Toward a More Flexible Model of Philanthropy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

“It's been a tremendous time of change in philanthropy,” says Carol S. ... approach to integrating more data into philanthropic and nonprofit...more

Hewlett 50 Grants Support New Creative Work by Bay Area Dance Groups
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Emiko Ono, the foundation's performing-arts program director, said, “At a ... Green Music Center with Liz Lerman: An evening-length...more

Program Officer, Environment
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

While program officers on the Environment team each manage distinct grant ... and other partners' feedback, and manages the portfolio with a creative, open ... The Environment Program's climate and...more

Who Are Stakeholders and Why Do They Matter?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

This article comes from the spring 2020 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly. ... In project management, stakeholders are sometimes categorized as primary ... to give stakeholders a voice in the...more

Fulfilling Philanthropy's COVID-19 Pledge: Listening in a Time of Crisis
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Fulfilling Philanthropy's COVID-19 Pledge: Listening in a Time of Crisis ... April 10, 2020 – WEBINAR: Leadership in Crisis: Insights for...more

The Week in impact investing: OMG
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

13 last week to talk sustainable finance and impact investing education. Impact is disrupting professional education; the coronavirus pandemic...more

Philanthropy's Global War on People
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

There's a global war on the people of Africa, India, and Asia, and it's funded by American taxpayers—and philanthropists. The project is called...more

Nord Foundation chief Tony Richardson elected Center for Effective Philanthropy Board
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Oak Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Nord Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The Center for Effective Philanthropy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can...more

Blending philanthropic, public and private capital to finance climate infrastructure in emerging ...
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Catalytic philanthropy. This is also a rather novel concept for philanthropy, which has an opportunity to use charitable funds to generate much...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

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

A Creative Journey of Understanding from a Social Entrepreneur

A Creative Journey of Understanding from a Social Entrepreneur

Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.

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