3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1966 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world.

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. Click here for a brief biography of William R. Hewlett.

The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, environment, global development, performing arts, and population. In addition, the Foundation has programs that make grants to advance the field of philanthropy, and to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.