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Flora Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

Flora Family Foundation

2121 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 123

Menlo Park, CA United States 94025-6909

Telephone: (650) 233-1335


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $112,232,204

Total giving: $5,615,493






Established in 1998 in CA, US; The Flora Family Foundation was established in 1998 by the family of William R. Hewlett (co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company) and his late wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is predicated on the belief that each individual has an obligation to go beyond the narrow confines of his or her personal interests and be mindful of the broader concerns of humanity. The foundation has no constraints on its grantmaking so long as grant candidates fit the philanthropic interests of the Board and Family Council and meet IRS requirements.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Climate Protection Program

The Climate Protection Program supports a select number of organizations working to address coal combustion, short-lived climate agents, and the mobilization of constituencies for climate action. Participation in the Climate Protection Program is by invitation.

Program-Related Investment

The Gap Program

The Gap Program supports a selected number of organizations working to address the gap between the world's rich and poor in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Participation in the Gap Program is by invitation.

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $112,232,204 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,582,347

Total giving: $5,615,493

Qualifying distributions: $6,323,480

Giving activities include:

$5,615,493 for grants