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

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

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Last fall, we talked to Barry Lynn, director of Open Markets, about what role philanthropy could play in countering the growing—and increasingly, ominous—power of Big Tech. Lynn and his team had...more

Rockefeller and UBS Optimus test pay-for-success model for water purification
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

“From the philanthropic perspective, we care about social outcomes,” said Rockefeller's Lorenzo Bernasconi. “What's exciting about this structure is that it [allows us] to leverage private...more

The Brief's Big 9: Philadelphia-bound, the impact delta, follow the talent, private-debt benchmarks
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The two-day fest in Philadelphia aims specifically to show financial advisors that impact investing offers an appealing and accessible edge, especially with women and millennial clients. Good Capital...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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What’s In Store for Social Enterprises in 2015?
Where is social enterprise really headed in 2015? Heath Shackleford, founder/kick starter of Good.Must.Grow, examines the...

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