William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Description

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. The foundation was established in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding over $400 million in grants in 2018 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. Our philanthropic approach, and our core areas of grantmaking, remain connected to the ethos and values of our founders. Established through the personal generosity of the Hewlett family, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • No additional topics

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Website

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • Menlo Park, California, United States of America

Country offices

  • United States of America

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

Not applicable or unknown

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