Hewlett Foundation Names General Counsel Elizabeth Peters as Interim President

MENLO PARK, CALIF. — The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today that it has named its longtime general counsel and corporate secretary, Elizabeth Peters, as interim president. Peters will take on the role in January and remain until the presidential search for a successor to departing president Larry Kramer is complete. The foundation announced 

The Hewlett Foundation’s Support of American Compass

Last week, The Daily Beast published a misleading article about the Hewlett Foundation’s support of a grantee organization, American Compass, that was subsequently picked up by The New Republic and shared on social media in posts that were even further from the truth. Both The Daily Beast and The New Republic imply that we sought 

Announcing the Hewlett Foundation’s Racial Justice Advisory Council

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is proud to announce the launch of our Racial Justice Advisory Council, which is comprised of leaders from the racial justice community along with senior staff from the Hewlett Foundation. The advisory council is an essential component of Hewlett’s racial justice strategy — helping the foundation identify emergent needs in 

Major Philanthropies Launch “BuildUS” Fund to Accelerate Implementation of Historic Federal Investments

The pooled fund will focus grantmaking on local, state, and federal efforts to achieve a low-carbon, worker-centered, equitable economy  WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2023) — Today, a group of major philanthropies announced the launch of BuildUS, a pooled fund to accelerate America’s transition toward a worker-centered, cleaner, and more equitable economy. The fund will support 

Hewlett Foundation Joins Press Forward; National Effort Will Award More Than $500 Million to Revitalize Local News

A coalition of donors catalyzes local news and information for stronger communities September 7, 2023 — A coalition of 22 donors, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, today announced Press Forward, a national initiative to strengthen communities and democracy by supporting local news and information with an infusion of more than half-billion dollars over 

Larry Kramer to Step Down as Hewlett Foundation President

MENLO PARK, CALIF. – Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will step down as head of the $13 billion charitable institution after more than a decade in the role, the foundation announced today. Kramer, who will become president and vice chancellor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 

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