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

Public Interest Journalism Needs DGR Status to Attract Philanthropic Support
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations

World-wide concern around “fake news” and significant editorial jobs losses in Australia have brought into focus the role philanthropy might play in...more

Mobilizing Private Capital: What's Next For This Big Climate Funder?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Philanthropy should play a role in helping to mobilize private capital. ... and philanthropic agreement to shift more investments into clean energy...more

Hit or Miss: A Weak Critique of Impact Investing—and a Strong One
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

While Piereson and Riley train their fire on Ford, the foundation with the largest impact investment portfolio by far is the Bill and Melinda...more

Hit and Miss: A Strong Critique of Impact Investing—and a Weak One
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

About impact investing writ large, they write, “... these days, it seems philanthropic money simply follows government money,” and warn that...more

Can This Giant Campus Gift Really Have an Impact on the Future of Democracy?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

... including the concern that polarization—which has been driven by powerful forces in U.S. society—is too big a problem for philanthropy to tackle...more

The future of truth: Can philanthropy help mitigate misinformation?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Certainly the existence of quality journalism is a necessary condition, but insufficient to solve the problem. Moreover, the vast majority of...more

A Better Measure? The Funder-Backed Project Exploring Alternatives to Standardized Tests
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The K-12 education world has no shortage of critics who oppose the standardized, bubble-in-the-answer approach to assessment....more

The Story of the ClimateWorks Foundation
Foundation: Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global...more

Barriers to Funder Collaboration and the Will to Overcome Them
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The first barrier is philanthropy's tendency to look to the private sector for ... And they know that a single philanthropic institution, acting alone,...more

Looking back at 50 years of US philanthropy
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

On the occasion of the Hewlett Foundation's 50th anniversary symposium, we commissioned two historians — Benjamin Soskis of George...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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