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 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

US census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups
Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

A coalition of more than 300 philanthropic groups, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation,...more

SKDKnickerbocker Launches Foundations and Philanthropy Practice
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

... practice division dedicated to working with the country's leading philanthropic organizations. The Foundations and Philanthropy Practice will...more

Paul Brest: Are impact investors settling for too little impact?
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Impact investing is the single biggest change in philanthropy since the first ... investors a value alignment strategy, not an impact investment...more

Arts Council Napa Valley releases Summer 2018 Community Fund grant recipients
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

In collaboration with teachers and students at Willow Elementary School, Hunt has designed a year-long arts partnership exploring how...more

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

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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