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 Week in impact investing: OMG
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

13 last week to talk sustainable finance and impact investing education. Impact is disrupting professional education; the coronavirus pandemic...more

Philanthropy's Global War on People
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

There's a global war on the people of Africa, India, and Asia, and it's funded by American taxpayers—and philanthropists. The project is called...more

Nord Foundation chief Tony Richardson elected Center for Effective Philanthropy Board
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Oak Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Nord Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The Center for Effective Philanthropy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can...more

Blending philanthropic, public and private capital to finance climate infrastructure in emerging ...
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Catalytic philanthropy. This is also a rather novel concept for philanthropy, which has an opportunity to use charitable funds to generate much...more

BlackRock, partners eye initial $500 million for climate fund
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

BlackRock will provide the first $100 million of funding for the Climate ... “We believe creative collaboration is essential to mobilizing investment...more

France, Germany join BlackRock for climate investment
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) brings together BlackRock, the world's ... the German environment ministry, and a number of private foundations. ... "We believe creative collaboration is...more

Philanthropy must stop fiddling while the world burns
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Writing in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer makes an urgent call to action to philanthropic organizations...more

On Becoming a Better Tech Funder
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Tech philanthropy is booming, but it doesn't think nearly enough about the needs of the organizations it hopes to help. Here's a roundup of...more

Conservation's Role in Philanthropic Giving Is Changing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

In an effort to understand how environmental philanthropy can help ... field, demonstrate a changing landscape of philanthropic conservation...more

#GivingTuesday2019 reports nearly $2 billion in US Donations
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

This year, we're pleased to report a total of $2,000 in donations to Philanthropy Women between our incredible supporters and a...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Self-Define as Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Self-Define as Social Entrepreneurs

Village Capital announced the winners of the $50,000 prize awarded to social entrepreneurs who don’t “self-define as social  entrepreneurs”. The winners didn’t start out thinking of themselves as social enterprises.

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