William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation make grants to address what it deems the most serious social and environmental problems facing society. The foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society.

Funding Interests

The foundation's major interests lie in the fields of conflict resolution, education, environment, performing arts, overpopulation and U.S. Latin America relations. The environmental program has three goals: to save the great ecosystems of the North American West; to reduce the environmental impacts of fossil-fuel energy systems by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources; and to build an infrastructure for environmental concerns among California's growing but still underrepresented populations in the L.A. basin and the Central Valley.

Geographic Focus

In the environmental field, the foundation focuses on 13 Western states, including AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY.

Types of Support

Continuing support; emergency funds; employee matching gifts; general/operating support; land acquisition; matching/challenge support; program development; program-related investments/loans; seed money.

Grant Size

$14000 to $6000000

Requirements & Limitations

LI> The foundation makes grants to nonprofit charitable organizations classified as 501(c)(3) public charities by the Internal Revenue Service;

  • The foundation normally does not make grants intended to support basic research, capital construction funds, general fundraising drives, or fundraising events. It does not make grants intended to support candidates for political office, to influence legislation, or to support sectarian or religious purposes; and
  • The foundation does not fund endowments or debt reduction. The foundation does not support annual fundraising campaigns or capital construction.
  • Application Process

    Submit letter of inquiry. Carefully review the guidelines on the foundation?s web site prior to sending letter. Proposals are accepted upon request.


    Letters are accepted year round.


    The foundation prefers to receive inquiry letters through their web site.

    Recent Grants

    Grant 1

    Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
    Amount: $
    Purpose: To support the Western Boreal Forest Public Land Conservation and Responsible Energy Development Program.

    Grant 2

    Grantee: One Thousand Friends of Oregon, OR
    Amount: $75000

    For a collaboration among environmentalists and ranchers on strategies to conserve Oregon rangeland and protect biodiversity.

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