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 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

It's crunch time for climate philanthropy. What should foundations do?
Foundation: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Less than 2 percent of philanthropic dollars are currently spent in the fight against climate change, much too little given the threat we face. Nor is...more

New Leaders at Nuclear Threat Initiative and San Diego's Jewish Community Foundation
Foundation: Southern Education Foundation , Columbus Foundation, Tow Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Ernest Moniz, who served as secretary of energy in the Obama administration, will be chief executive of the Nuclear Threat...more

Our Climate Change And Health “Moment”: How Philanthropy Can Help
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Packard Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Environmental funders have, to a large extent, provided the primary philanthropic support for fighting climate change. The money spent annually...more

Risky Real Estate: What Can Funders Do About Nonprofit Displacement?
Foundation: East Bay Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund

Philanthropy may also find ways to partner with private developers like real estate investor Chris Foley, who recently filed an application to...more

An Insider's Guide to the CEP Conference
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Tags: 2017 Conference, CEP conference, leading effective foundations · Phil Buchanan · Previous post Influencing Philanthropic Practice...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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Childcare Charitable Group Named Top Social Enterprise

Childcare Charitable Group Named Top Social Enterprise
Employers For Childcare Charitable Group (EFCG), a Lisburn-based charity, has been crowned top Social Enterprise...

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