Communicating About Your Grant

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 informationsuch as the grantee name, grant amount, duration, award date and purposevia 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.

Communications Contacts

  • Cyber Initiative || Heath Wickline, Senior Communications Officer, 650-234-4662, hwickline@hewlett.org
  • Economy and Society Initiative || Heath Wickline, Senior Communications Officer, 650-234-4662, hwickline@hewlett.org
  • Gender Equity and Governance Program || Carla Aguirre, Communications Officer, 650-234-4614, caguirre@hewlett.org
  • Education Program || Neha Singh Gohil, Communications Officer, 650-234-4726, nsgohil@hewlett.org
  • Environment Program || Edit Ruano, Communications Officer, 650-234-4738, eruano@hewlett.org
  • U.S. Democracy Program || Neha Singh Gohil, Communications Officer, 650-234-4726, nsgohil@hewlett.org
  • Performing Arts Program || Heath Wickline, Senior Communications Officer, 650-234-4662, hwickline@hewlett.org
  • Philanthropy Program || Vidya Krishnamurthy, Director of Communications, 650-234-4744, vidyak@hewlett.org
  • Serving Bay Area Communities || Kristen Carriker, Digital Communications Officer, 650-234-4603, kcarriker@hewlett.org
  • Special Projects || Vidya Krishnamurthy, Director of Communications, 650-234-4744, vidyak@hewlett.org
  1. 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.

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