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

Hewlett Foundation announces $600 million philanthropic commitment to climate change
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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is proud to increase its commitment to creating a clean energy system, and we urge all leaders – whether in philanthropy, business, or government – to...more

Charity regulators should not assume that donors always know best
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

In 2014, the Hewlett Foundation, a large US philanthropic organisation, decided to end its US$12 million Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative that started in 2006. Its ambitious goal was that, ... of...more

Grant funds opera inspired by Holocaust-era Violins of Hope
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The commission was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation — one of 10 such grants Hewlett made...more

Averting Extinction: Can Institutional Funders Save the Arts in the Bay Area?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

It also underscores the frustrating limits of philanthropy. ... Any philanthropic ecosystem runs on a finite commodity—e.g. wealth—and with techies on the sidelines, that leaves the occasional...more

Creative Sonoma seeks to fund artists who are victims of the Sonoma County fires
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Thanks to a donation of $100,000 from the Hewlett Foundation, that fund has now grown to $125,000. Since announcing, more than 50 artists...more

Bay Area Artists Receiving Millions from Two National Foundations
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The Bay Area arts scene is anticipating an injection of millions of dollars after two national foundations announced the recipients of hundreds of...more

Opera Parallele Receives Hewlett Grant for Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed & Mark Campbell's ...
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Opera Parallele Receives Hewlett Grant for Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed ... Arts beginning in May 2018, which will host in-depth music...more

Hewlett Foundation announces grant winners
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Ten Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including Mountain View's Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), will receive grants of $150,000...more

Music at Kohl Mansion Announces Bay Area-Wide 'Violins of Hope' Initiative
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Music at Kohl Mansion's Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area is designed to ... With the support of a $150,000 Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions...more

Hewlett Foundation Announces First 10 Awards in $8 Million Arts Initiative
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today the first 10...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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