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

'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

Strategy Done Wrong
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The result can be a kind of charade, in which the giver never hears what people really think about the strategy du jour, and in which nonprofits...more

Strategy Done Wrong
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Philanthropy has been a defining, if under-appreciated, strength in the U.S. However, in recent decades, too many givers have sought to...more

Don't Trust the Messenger: Forget Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

According to the authors, the “great majority” of nonprofit media outlets “rely heavily on foundation grants for their revenue.” And in their...more

Women Missing From Research on Fake News and Politics
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has awarded its first round of “Social Media and Democracy Research Grants.” The 12 projects...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.

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