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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

"Never stifle a generous impulse," was a favorite saying of entrepreneur William R. Hewlett, who established the Hewlett Foundation with his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett. Indeed, it was the personal generosity of Mr. Hewlett, who passed away in 2001, that has made the Hewlett Foundation one of the nation's largest, with assets of more than $9 billion.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

education programs, environment, global poverty

LIMITATIONS

Grants must  tackle one of these ambitious goals : helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total assets more than $9 billion

Grants range from $10,000 to $4,000,000

SELECTED GRANTS

$50,000 (2015) Michigan State University

For the support of the Asymmetric Parties in American Policy Debates

$25,000 (2015) Stanford University

For developing a brand communications strategy for the Stanford Social Innovation Review