Hewlett Foundation announces the Climate Finance Fund

The Hewlett Foundation is pleased to announce a grant to start up the  Climate Finance Fund, an independent platform at the European Climate Foundation. The Fund will focus on mobilizing capital to drive solutions to the climate crisis. Marilyn Waite, who developed the Hewlett Foundation’s climate finance strategy, will lead the Climate Finance Fund with 

Hewlett Foundation Names Jehan Velji as New Director of Effective Philanthropy Group

Jehan Velji, a philanthropy expert with more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting and organizational capacity-building, has been named as the next director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group. Velji will start her position on September 20. Hewlett’s Effective Philanthropy Group seeks to strengthen the capacity of the foundation’s 

Carrie Doyle joins Hewlett Foundation as Senior Fellow in the Environment Program

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that Carrie Doyle has been appointed to a Senior Fellow position in its Environment Program. During her two-year fellowship, Doyle will support the Hewlett Foundation’s United States climate portfolio, which embraces a holistic approach to decarbonizing American society as a means of addressing the climate emergency, keeping communities 

An update on staffing transitions and what’s ahead for the Hewlett Foundation’s Economy and Society Initiative

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today that Economy and Society Initiative Director Jennifer Harris will depart to join the Biden administration, and Brian Kettenring, who has served as Co-Executive Director of  the Center for Popular Democracy for the past seven years, will join the foundation for a two-year appointment as Initiative Director. As part 

Hewlett Foundation names Charmaine Jackson Mercer as first-ever Chief of Equity and Culture

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has named Charmaine Jackson Mercer, a leader in education, government, philanthropy, and nonprofit arenas, as its first-ever Chief of Equity and Culture, the foundation said today. In this newly created senior role, Mercer will oversee external grantmaking related to racial equity, including a new 10-year, $150 million racial justice 

Environment Program Director Jonathan Pershing leaves Hewlett to join the Biden administration

Jonathan Pershing has stepped down from his role as Environment Program Director for the Hewlett Foundation to join the Biden administration working with Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry. Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer shared the following about Pershing’s departure: Secretary Kerry’s role is a new one, and a reminder that President Biden intends 

Staffing transitions in the Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today that Cyber Initiative Director Eli Sugarman will join the Oversight Board, and Kelly Born will rejoin the foundation as Director on February 1. Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer shared the following about the staffing transitions: After six years leading our grantmaking in this area, Eli Sugarman is 

Zhuli Hess joins Hewlett Foundation’s Environment Program

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that Zhuli Hess has joined the foundation’s Environment Program. Program Director Jonathan Pershing shared the following with grantees and foundation staff: I am excited to announce that Zhuli Hess will be joining us as our newest Program Officer in the Environment Program, where she will lead our grantmaking in China on climate 

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