MENLO PARK, Calif. – Emiko Ono, a veteran California arts grantmaker and administrator, will join The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as an officer in the Performing Arts Program, Foundation officials announced today.

Ono comes to the Foundation from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, where she managed a portfolio of 350 grantees from all artistic disciplines with budgets ranging from $5,000 to more than $10 million. Earlier in her career she served as director of grant and professional development programs for Arts Council Long Beach, and prior to that she was manager of education initiatives and partnerships for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

As Performing Arts Program Officer at the Foundation, Ono will manage a diverse portfolio across the full range of grants that the Program makes.

“Emiko’s broad experience with grantmaking in California will make her a strong member of the Foundation’s Performing Arts team,” said John E. McGuirk, the director of the Performing Arts Program, which is one of the largest arts grantmakers in the Bay Area. “We welcome her and look forward to the new expertise she brings.”

Ono graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and later earned a master of science in education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York City.

“I’m thrilled to join the Hewlett Foundation with its long commitment to vitality in the performing arts,” Ono said. “In a time of economic hardship and rapid change, the Foundation is well positioned to help lead Bay Area performing arts into the new century.  I look forward to being part of it.”

About The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation’s grants can be found here.