The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. Since 1966, Hewlett Foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, and make the philanthropy sector more effective.
The Foundation's Environment Program makes grants to protect people and places threatened by a warming planet by conserving the North American West, expanding clean energy, and addressing climate change globally. The Foundation's climate and energy grantmaking is global, and most investments are made through organizations like the ClimateWorks Foundation and the Energy Foundation that regrant funds. This grantmaking focuses on six sectors: clean power, oil, efficiency, forests, non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and cross-cutting efforts. The Foundation concentrates on regions that are or will be the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions: developed countries with high energy demand, and developing countries with fast-growing energy demand or high deforestation rates. The Foundation's energy and climate work emphasizes building a broad base of support among constituencies essential for policy change: business, national security, public health, environmental groups, and groups representing diverse populations and communities hit by climate change.
The Environment Program also makes grants through the Foundation’s Serving Bay Area Communities focus, funding efforts to improve outdoor recreational opportunities, urban parks, access to transit in the region, and the environmental safety of local disadvantaged communities.
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