The following document is distributed as a link with each grant agreement letter so that grantees are aware of Communications resources at the foundation.
The Communications Department of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation welcomes you as one of our grantees, and looks forward to being a resource to you. Per the grant agreement, basic disclosures in annual reports and similar documents about the funding you have received from the Hewlett Foundation do not require special permission. Indeed, as part of our commitment to openness, the foundation itself publicly discloses grants information—such as the grantee name, grant amount, duration, award date and purpose—via its website.
If it supports your charitable goals to use the foundation’s name or logo in your outreach activities, please connect with the appropriate person (listed below). We will help ensure that usage of the foundation’s name is accurate and clear. For example, grantees who receive project support are welcome to acknowledge the foundation if they clearly indicate that the foundation has provided the grantee with support for a specific program or project.
More generally, please note that the foundation does not seek to promote itself.1 As such, our department is a partner to program staff and focused on strategic communications that supports your work, not on publicity for the foundation. If you are in the process of building your own outreach strategy, we are happy to serve as a resource, connect you with communications colleagues among other grantees, or help you think through consulting support, within the terms of your grant.
We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you the best for your new grant.
Cyber Initiative || Heath Wickline, Deputy Director of Communications, 650-234-4662, firstname.lastname@example.org
Economy and Society Initiative || Heath Wickline, Deputy Director of Communications, 650-234-4662, email@example.com
Gender Equity and Governance Program || Carla Aguirre, Communications Officer, 650-234-4614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Program || Neha Singh Gohil, Communications Officer, 650-234-4726, email@example.com
Environment Program || Edit Ruano, Communications Officer, 650-234-4738, firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Democracy Program || Neha Singh Gohil, Communications Officer, 650-234-4726, email@example.com
Performing Arts Program || Heath Wickline, Deputy Director of Communications, 650-234-4662, firstname.lastname@example.org
Philanthropy Program || Vidya Krishnamurthy, Chief Communications Officer, 650-234-4744, email@example.com
Serving Bay Area Communities || Kristen Carriker, Digital Communications Officer, 650-234-4603, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Projects || Carla Aguirre, Communications Officer, 650-234-4614, email@example.com
A Note about Gifts and Awards: Although we welcome acknowledgment of the foundation’s support when it serves a grantee’s goals, we ask that grantees not present awards to the foundation or its staff to recognize that support. Our policy and preference is for our grantees to be recipients of awards, rather than the foundation.