Understanding California Voters and their Government

A Look at California’s Complex Policy Environment

Sound governance is essential to the well-being of Californians, whatever their ideology. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, like many of its peers, has long made grants to organizations that work to help government be effective. From the Public Policy Institute of California, which surveys public opinion and creates reports on issues of public interest, to researchers investigating a full range of policy concerns from education to the environment, Hewlett Foundation grantees are working for a better California. This month’s issue looks at governance and public policy.

Moving California Forward

Reforming California’s state government is no easy task, as a Hewlett grantee is learning.

“Foundations” — A Q&A with Mark Baldassare

The president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California shares some thoughts about the Institute’s work and how California has been changing in recent years.

Featured Website: California Watch

With the fortunes of newspapers in free fall, new vehicles must be found to inform citizens in a democracy. California Watch is working hard to be one solution.

Foundation Welcomes New Staff
  • Christine Coppellotti – Investment Operations Accountant
  • Allysia Emerson – Administrative Assistant, Investment Department