March 20, 1992
University of California President David P. Gardner will become president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the nation's 20 largest philanthropic funds, after his retirement from the university system. "It will be a pleasant change," Gardner, who is leaving UC Oct. 1 after nine years as president, said Thursday in a telephone interview. "I've spent most of my adult life raising money from either the Legislature, Congress or private sources.
July 1, 1990
Foundations play a role in setting social policy by their choices of organizations and programs to fund. The following list briefly describes the gift patterns of California's top foundations. They are ranked by grants given in a year, not by assets or endowments. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park Grants given for calendar year 1989: $39.5 million.
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September 10, 2007 |
UC Berkeley plans to announce today that it will receive $113 million from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to create 100 endowed faculty chairs and slow the exodus of top professors to wealthy private universities. The university and the foundation hope that the huge gift will help Berkeley retain faculty members who are sometimes wooed by private universities with offers of $100,000 pay hikes and millions of dollars in research money.
December 18, 1986
The Huntington Library has received a $100,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase rare books on the history of botany and to improve the publications program at the library.
May 2, 1985
UCLA's Center for International and Strategic Affairs has received two grants for its programs in international security and arms control research and education. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has given a four-year, $400,000 grant. The Department of Education has given a grant to establish a joint program with USC's School of International Relations for the study of international security issues. The amount of the Department of Education grant has yet to be determined, officials said.
March 22, 2003 |
"California Connected," KCET-TV's state-oriented public affairs program that went off the air in September when the funding grant for its first season ran out, is returning next month. The series, which again will be hosted by David Brancaccio of public radio's business program "Marketplace," received new funding from the James Irvine Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its second season.