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

The Brief's Big 9: Philadelphia-bound, the impact delta, follow the talent, private-debt benchmarks
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The two-day fest in Philadelphia aims specifically to show financial advisors that impact investing offers an appealing and accessible edge, especially with women and millennial clients. Good Capital...more

The Impact Alpha, a retirement plan for the gig economy, Hewlett's sustainable banking push
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

We like the themes of Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in June in New York. The philanthropic impact investors network will convene investment advisors, asset managers and endowment...more

Early, Patient, Nimble Philanthropy Can Make or Break Public-Private Partnerships
Foundation: Moore Foundation, Annenberg Foundation , Campbell Foundation , Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Annenberg Foundation

Stubborn but flexible philanthropy made this possible. California offers other examples of the outsized payoff for philanthropic patience and collaboration in conservation. The state passed landmark...more

Charles Koch Funding Facebook's New Electoral Interference Commission
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Other foundations involved in Facebook's new elections initiative include the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, a philanthropic organization “strongly ... This foundation is another general purpose...more

Hewlett, Knight, Koch foundations, with other funders, will support independent research on ...
Foundation: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Facebook will grant these scholars access to proprietary data that has met the company's new, heightened security around user privacy. The committee will define research topics and invite the broader...more

Paul Feely's City Hall: Expect a call if your child is absent from or late for school
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Normand also received board approval to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the New Hampshire State Library Conservation Plate Grant Program to restore "historic and one-of-a-kind audio...more

Where's Philanthropy's Fight Against Fake News Headed Next?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

For example, the News Integrity Initiative, a consortium funded by Facebook, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Ford Foundation, Democracy Fund, the Knight Foundation, and others, recently...more

Hewlett Pledges $10M to Study Social Media and “Fake News”
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Kelly Born, who runs the Madison Initiative at Hewlett, which aims to “strengthen the values, norms and institutions of US democracy in a polarized era,” says that this is a philanthropic niche...more

Hewlett Commits $10 Million to Study 'Fake News' on Social Media
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation will spend $10 million over the next two years to take on the problem of fake news. The grants will go to study how social-media platforms like Facebook and Twitter were...more

Hewlett Foundation announces $10 million commitment to support research on US democracy's ...
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

"Digital disinformation is a problem that philanthropy is still getting its arms around, and tackling in different ways," explained Hewlett Program Officer Kelly Born, who led the...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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