Demographic snapshot of U.S. grantees: Preliminary findings

Last year, the Hewlett Foundation began collecting information about the demographic makeup of our grantees—the latest chapter in an ongoing, institution-wide effort we began in 2013 to improve our practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Having started with internal operations and workplace culture, we had already begun tracking and publicly sharing our board and…

Grantee Perception Reports

Since 2003, the Hewlett Foundation has regularly commissioned a “Grantee Perception Report” to get feedback from grantees on our performance and our relationship with their organizations. The survey is conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), and contains a mix of quantitative and qualitative responses, benchmarked against our own past performances as well as 

Renewing our support for arts education policy and advocacy

Dear reader                Albert Hope, integrity, quiet who likes drawing who feels like a calm breeze who wants to be liked who needs art at the center of my world                Trying   Albert’s poem found me at an arts education convening in Fresno in 2013. It was arranged…

California Arts Education Data Project San Francisco Bay Area Reports

The California Arts Education Data Project provides tools to view California Department of Education data on enrollment by grade level for arts courses delivered at California traditional public and charter schools from schools with grades 6 through 12. In 2018, the Hewlett Foundation Performing Arts Program commissioned Quadrant Research to provide regional and county-level reports 

Evaluating the Madison Initiative

In March of 2014, when we recommended an initial three-year, $50 million phase of exploratory grantmaking for the Madison Initiative to the Hewlett Foundation board, we noted in our proposal memo that “the democratic system we want to change is more accurately described as a system of systems (and subsystems) on a national scale. These 

Lessons from the boreal forest

For nearly 20 years, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been supporting grantees, working with First Nations, to conserve Canada’s boreal forest for its cultural, ecological, and economic benefits. The boreal is one of the world’s largest intact ecosystems and its third-largest wetland, providing critical habitat for polar bears, wolverines, and more than 300 

Evaluation of the Boreal Forest Conservation Initiative

The TERRAMAR consulting group’s strategic evaluation of the Hewlett Foundation’s Boreal Forest Conservation Initiative (Boreal Initiative) focused on capturing learning about programmatic success, as well as identifying challenges, gaps and emergent strategic opportunities. The evaluation was completed in April 2018.

California Education Policy Fund Evaluation of Deeper Learning Policy Changes in California

Created by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2011, the California Education Policy Fund (CEPF) has worked to improve education policies in California by strengthening and supporting an “ecosystem” of nonprofit advocacy, research, grassroots and information sharing organizations. With an annual budget of about $4 million, the Fund—managed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and 

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