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

Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

One of the world's biggest philanthropic initiatives to address climate ... Each year, climate philanthropy spends between $600 million and $1.2...more

You Never Give Me Your Money
Foundation: Skoll Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Last August, the Chronicle of Philanthropy estimated that foundations had ... And while the philanthropic community in recent years has devoted...more

Toward a new economic paradigm: Jed Emerson on theory, practice and community
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Recent discussions and reflections taking place within philanthropy and ... if not all, of their capital—ranging from philanthropic to near-market...more

A charitable legacy, ensured
Foundation: Packard Foundation, Packard Humanities Institute

Considered an icon in the philanthropy world, Susan Packard Orr frequently is the ..... "She was brought up in (a) very philanthropic manner and...more

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York

His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 ... The groups receiving the recent ESSA-related grants said the money...more

Bill Gates gives $44M to states navigating new education law
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Microsoft

In the two years prior to May 1, 2018, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent about $44 million on grants related to the Every...more

Never Mind Those Stingy Techies. These Funders Keep Giving for "Highbrow" Arts
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

It also maps perfectly to the Bowes Foundation's "big giving, low profile" brand of philanthropy, as we've described it in the past. Bowes was a...more

Arts Council Napa Valley awarded $150000 fire recovery grant
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that it has awarded a one-time $150,000 grant to Arts Council Napa Valley as part of a larger $1.2 ... The Arts Council, the local arts agency for...more

Social Investment Scotland moves forward with social startup fund plans
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

ImpactAlpha, April 25 – The Scottish community development financial institution has formed a subsidiary, SIS Ventures, to seed social startups. SIS Ventures is looking to raise a £5 million fund...more

Women's health in the US attracts development-bond interest
Foundation: Medtronic Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Now comes Impact Investment Exchange, a Singapore-based impact finance advisor, which is studying the feasibility of an impact bond for women's health in the U.S. A grant from the Medtronic...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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IMT Hyderabad Introduces Joint ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ Program with Columbia University

IMT Hyderabad Introduces Joint ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ Program with Columbia University
The Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Hyderabad has launched an innovative Social Entrepreneurship program with Columbia...

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