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

Karra Receives Grant from Hewlett Foundation
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University...more

US Foundation Funding for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

There is a complex ecosystem of organizations working to enable, strengthen, and evolve the work of philanthropy, nonprofits, and civil society...more

Wealthy Foundations Paid 'One Of The Largest Conservative Grassroots' Groups To Promote ...
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

TheDCNF's findings are based on tax filings of 10 charitable foundations detailing grants to more than 1,500 activists groups, think tanks and...more

New SSIR series spotlights the "Power of Feedback"
Foundation: Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University. About Hewlett Foundation: The William and...more

6 Questions A Foundation Board Should Ask Its CEO
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Serving on the board of a philanthropic foundation isn't just about approving grants. It's about being a good steward of resources and...more

'Big Green, Inc.': Inside The $4 Billion Wealthy Liberal Foundations Handed To Environmentalists
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Sea Change Foundation

The website Big Green, Inc. tracked $3.7 billion in commitments from major grant-making foundations to environmental causes from 2008 to...more

Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here's a quick guide
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The two rented an office space in a community center in New Orleans' ... Ethics and Excellence Journalism Foundation: EEJF offers several...more

Study of US Foundation Giving Abroad Raises Key Questions for the Field
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

As Ben Paynter writes in Fast Company, in 2015, US foundations gave $9.3 billion in grants to groups working outside the US out of total giving of...more

US foundations are spending more and more on international aid
Foundation: Foundation to Promote Open Society, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

“Just 12% of international grant dollars from U.S. foundations went directly to organizations based in the country where programs were...more

Growing number of big US funders based on the West Coast
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation are among the top...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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Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users....

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