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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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." Quoting naturalist John Muir, Michael Fischer, an environmental consultant formerly of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, introduced the 2004 Biennial Scientific Symposium on Children's Health as Impacted by Environmental Contaminants by emphasizing that children are at the nexus of many of the connections found in nature.
The Illinois Office of the Governor recently announced a new partnership between the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Governors' Ethanol Coalition aimed at accelerating the commercialization of ethanol production from nontraditional cellulosic biomass resources, such as corn stover, wheat straw, rice husks, nutshells and wood chips, through policy recommendations and state and federal legislative initiatives.
Technology Counts 2004 was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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Beginning in January 2000, Brest will serve as president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the top philanthropic foundations in the country, which funds activities in education, the arts, the environment, and community development.
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.hewlett.org/).
The "Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes," funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is a "proof-of-concept" study to determine whether students attending high schools with a mature and at least moderately well-implemented approach to promoting "deeper learning" experience greater deeper learning opportunities and outcomes than they would have had they not attended these schools.
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