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

Hilton Foundation Awards $16 Million in Q3 Grants
Foundation: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Firelight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced third-quarter grants totaling $16 million. The grants span the foundation's program areas, both in...more

Hewlett Foundation Awards $7.5 Million Grant to San Francisco Foundation
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Foundation announced that it has received an unrestricted general support grant for $7.5 million from...more

How Venture Philanthropists Paul Growald And Eileen Rockefeller Growald Are Tackling The ...
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

With the belief that philanthropy plays an important role in de-risking the ... that there are opportunities on both the business and philanthropic...more

ASU receives grant from Public Interest Technology University Network to support innovation
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Arizona State University received one of 27 grants awarded as part of ... Originally convened by the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and...more

The Speed of Trust in an Anxious Era: Recap of the 2019 Nonprofit Management Institute
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Again and again at SSIR's Nonprofit Management Institute 2019, speakers homed in on the importance of people coming together to confront...more

How Nonprofits Can Help Donor Advised Fund Philanthropists Listen and Learn
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

In an article, which is a part of a series that was produced for Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) by Milway Media with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, addresses the...more

'All for Earth' podcast features climate and clean-energy finance expert Marilyn Waite
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Climate change solutions aren't free, but we know how much saving the ... What we can do is use our capital in innovative ways to show the...more

How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

It had good philanthropic practices, but it was not very strategically focused. ... Have those sort of technocratic practices made philanthropy...more

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Study claiming abortion is safe was funded by those who profit from it ...
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation , Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Was established by Warren Buffett, according to Inside Philanthropy, and was “originally named the Buffett Foundation, in the 1960s. ... Has been planning to expand abortion through philanthropic...more

Nonprofit Capacity Building: A Multiple-Capitals Approach
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

Nonprofit Capacity Building: A Multiple-Capitals Approach ... This article comes from the summer 2019 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly. ... norms, resource procurement, management practices, 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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Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.

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