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

US, Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water
Foundation: Moore Foundation, International Community Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

... William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the International Community Foundation and the Water...more

Oakland wants ideas on supporting the arts
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Oakland's Cultural Affairs Division, which oversees grant funding and public art, is holding a series of community workshops on strengthening the...more

Are Gifts for Cybersecurity the Next Gold Rush for Campus Fundraisers?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Allocating philanthropic dollars in this area with an eye towards helping ... Meanwhile, followers of T. Denny Stanford's philanthropy shouldn't be...more

Christian Ministry Sues Southern Poverty Law Center
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

David Callahan, writing in Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, stated, “Hewlett Foundation awards...more

A Funders' Group Brings a Wide-Angle Lens to Democracy Issues
Foundation: McCormick Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Philanthropy in the United States has long been concerned with democracy: how to protect it, understand it, and make it work better. Whether or...more

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

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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