William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,

philanthropic organization founded in 1966 by engineer and entrepeneur William R. HewlettHewlett, William Redington
, 1913–2001, American engineer and business executive, b. Ann Arbor, Mich., grad. Stanford (B.S. 1934, Engineer 1939), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. 1936).
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 (1913–2001), co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett (1914–77), and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett (1944–). Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., it is one of the wealthiest foundations in the United States. Pledged to address social and environmental problems in the United States and the world, Hewlett concentrates its grant-giving activities on education, the environment, global development, the performing arts, and population. The foundation also makes grants to advance private philanthropy and to support organizations that serve disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay area.
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Michael Fischer oversees environmental grants at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which gives SEJ $100,000 each year.
A major influence in the development of conflict resolution as an academic discipline ("they practically invented it," says Lawrence Susskind, Professor of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Senior Fellow in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and President of the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, of Menlo Park, California (http://www.
ClimateWorks has always taken a rigorous, metrics-based approach to solving the problem of climate change, and Julie's private sector experience and discipline will be a great complement to a very focused institution," said Paul Brest, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
In the past three years, with support from Pearson Education and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Center on Continuous Instructional Improvement (CCII) organized two working groups of scholars and education researchers to review the concepts of learning progressions and learning trajectories as they are being applied in science and mathematics education; their purpose was to try to clarify what they are and what is known about them, and to assess their potential usefulness for informing the development of better standards, curricula, and assessments.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that Christopher Shearer joined the foundation as an officer in the foundation's education program.
The Bay Area Commissioning Fund, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will support a one-year affiliation between established arts writers in the San Francisco Bay Area and American Theatre magazine.
The university said the project, which is being funded by a USD755,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, presents an opportunity to share an important part of the Yale experience with others.
MIT's president, Charles Vest, announced the Open-CourseWare (OCW) initiative, with the support of $11 million in funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Andrew W.
Funding for the forums comes from the League's California Education Fund, through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
A matching grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provided $200,000.
Five-year funding for the Mexico City project is expected to reach about $13 million, Kete says, with major cash contributions from the Shell Foundation, the World Bank, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and large in-kind contributions from the city and bus and fuel manufacturers.
New research commissioned by The California Endowment, The James Irvine Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation confirms what many education and health leaders have long suspected: academic success isn't just about academics - it's about safe campuses, good nutrition, mental and physical health, and meaningful opportunities.
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