Higher education, philanthropy, and public policy sectors unite in new push to develop public interest technology

Twenty-one colleges and universities have partnered with the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America to launch the Public Interest Technology University Network   Launching a first-of-its-kind initiative, 21 of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities, with the support of the Ford Foundation, New America, and the Hewlett Foundation, today announced the creation of 

Hewlett Foundation names Judy Parkman to lead HR

Judy Parkman, a senior human resources professional with more than two decades of experience in philanthropy and the private sector, has been named as new director of human resources of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the foundation said today. She will start her new role on April 15. Parkman comes to Hewlett after leading 

The Hewlett Foundation joins Bay Area philanthropy, business, and community advocates to launch landmark regional housing partnership

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future will protect tenant rights and promote one of the largest housing investment funds in the country SAN FRANCISCO — Today, The Hewlett Foundation joined Bay Area community and faith leaders, housing advocates, business leaders, and philanthropists to launch a regional public-private housing partnership that will build one of the 

Hewlett Foundation announces new Hewlett 50 Arts Commission recipients

Grants to 10 Bay Area nonprofits fund work with world-class artists on new works of theater, musical theater, and spoken word productions Media Contact: Heath Wickline Communications Officer Hewlett Foundation 415.518.2580 hwickline@hewlett.org MENLO PARK, Calif. – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today 10 new recipients of its Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, a five-year, 

Survey of Nearly 2,000 Social Sector Leaders Finds 88% Cite Gathering Client Feedback a Priority, But Two-Thirds Struggle to Find Time & Resources

Coalition of Nearly 100 Funders Is Developing New Tools to Make Feedback Systems Feasible STANFORD, Calif. (Nov 13, 2018) – A new survey from Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) of 1,986 nonprofit, foundation and other charitable sector leaders found 88% currently prioritize gathering client feedback, with half of those (44%) calling it a high priority 

Peter Rivera to join Hewlett Foundation as program officer for education

MENLO PARK, Calif. — We are pleased to announce that Peter Rivera will be joining the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a program officer in the Education Program. Peter comes to us from the nation’s second largest public school district – Los Angeles Unified – where he served as program and policy development advisor. His 

New Foundation Center research examines funding for nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure

Funding for nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure—organizations working to enable, strengthen, and evolve the work of philanthropy, nonprofits and civil society around the world—accounted for less than 1 percent of total giving by U.S. foundations, according to a new report from Foundation Center. The report, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, examines trends in 

New SSIR series spotlights the “Power of Feedback”

Philanthropy, business, NGO leaders—and end users of nonprofit services—offer expert advice on how listening to “ultimate constituents” can improve results; more than 200 nonprofits with support from nearly 100 funders commit to growing “feedback” movement More than 25 leaders from fields as diverse as criminal justice, public health, philanthropy, and technology will participate in a 

Philanthropic community announces $4 billion commitment to combat climate change

Pledge marks largest-ever philanthropic investment in climate mitigation San Francisco – Sept. 14, 2018 – Today 29 philanthropists pledged $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change—the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change mitigation. The announcement, made at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, represents a broad global commitment to accelerate proven climate 

12 Bay Area youth-serving nonprofits selected for PropelNext program

Five foundations, including the Hewlett Foundation, announced today that 12 nonprofits have been selected to participate in the PropelNext program as part of the Northern California 2021 grantee cohort. Each member of the Northern California 2021 cohort receives a combination of unrestricted funding and capacity-building supports over three years from one of four Northern California-based 

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