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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Recent News from Hewlett Foundation

A Hefty New Study Looks Beyond AB-5 to the Future of Labor Policies and the Arts
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

New solutions are needed that include independent workers in social-insurance programs in order to protect artists, reduce barriers to arts work...more

There Is No One Answer to How Much Foundations Should Pay Out
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

In both cases, philanthropic actions and money will follow. ... Complicating his analysis is that philanthropy exists in a complex ecosystem made up...more

Foundation Payout Policy in Economic Crises
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

That inevitability poses a challenge for philanthropic organizations whose ... Where would philanthropy have been in the 1960s and 70s when...more

China Cleantech Podcast Merges East and West
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Co-hosts Andrew (Shanghai) and Marilyn (Oakland) are East-West bridge builders when it comes to the innovations needed to solve climate...more

AJ Donors and Funders
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation, Bohemian Foundation, General Service Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Barbara Reese, via the Stargazer Advised Fund at Aspen Community Foundation Barbara Reid and David Hyman Curtis Robinson Jill Soffer, via...more

Worth Books
Foundation: Black Belt Community Foundation, Charles Schwab Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Hewlett Foundation

Philanthropy, like other sectors facing a moral reckoning on racial equity, continues to have a vital role ... So, there's a rural philanthropic capital...more

Across America briefs
Foundation: Citi Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

$100 million in Citi Foundation grants to support community change agents addressing racial equity. — Houston Defender Network. Prince...more

OpenStax Will Increase Its Library to 90 Free Textbooks After Receiving New Grants
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

... million in new grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and ... the Charles Koch Foundation, and the Stand Together...more

NC State College of Education Awarded More than $30M in Grants in 2019-20 Academic Year
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Triangle Community Foundation

This $60,000 grant from the Triangle Community Foundation will allow more than a dozen K-12 educators from Wake, Durham, Orange and...more

10 Steps To Effective Philanthropy During A Crisis: What Five Great Funders Can Teach Us
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Simons Foundation

... seven years at Carnegie Corporation, a national philanthropy. I now run a nonprofit and support a funders' collaborative of almost 40...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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