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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Last profile update: 03/20/2018
Last grant data update: 04/08/2018

At A Glance

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

2121 Sand Hill Rd.

Menlo Park, CA United States 94025-6909

Telephone: (650) 234-4500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1966 in CA - Founded by the late William R. and Flora Hewlett. Mr. Hewlett was an engineer who co-founded the Hewlett-Packard Company, a global corporation developing and manufacturing information technology such as data storage, networking hardware and a variety of other technological products. In June 1977, the foundation elected its first full-time president, Roger W. Heyns. At that time, while redefining its areas of interest, the foundation also made plans to assume a national scope, with a modest proportion of funds allocated for a regional grantmaking program. In its grantmaking decisions as well as its interests and activities, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett-Packard Co. and the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation

Purpose and Activities

The foundation makes grants to help people build measurably better lives. It concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy, and population, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation's grants can be found on its website.