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$10 Million to Improve Undergrad Engineering Education in Western U.S. 

MENLO PARK, Calif. -Nine public colleges and universities in nine western states will receive William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grants to fund programs to improve the quality of undergraduate education in engineering and to increase the number of engineering students. These Engineering Schools of the West Initiative grants, ranging from $750,000 to $1.1 million, will ...

Hewlett Foundation Announces $2 Million Grant for Lewis and Clark Bicentennial 

MENLO PARK, Calif. – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced a $2 million grant to support the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the historic journey by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. In cooperation with state, federal, and tribal governments, the National Council ...

Hewlett Grantee Launches Stanford Social Innovation Review 

New publication promotes innovative, effective solutions to social problems. MENLO PARK, Calif.– Hewlett Foundation grantee The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business has just launched a new publication, the Stanford Social Innovation Review ( The Review presents the best ideas about nonprofit management, philanthropy, and corporate citizenship. The Review’s ...

Music@Menlo Celebrates Second Successful Season 

MENLO PARK, Calif. – With renewed support  from the Hewlett Foundation, Silicon Valley’s first world-class chamber music festival, Music@Menlo, finished its second season to standing ovations and sold-out crowds. Music@Menlo is an annual chamber music festival that presents a comprehensive music program including a concert series at two venues (Menlo School in Atherton and St. ...

MIT Makes 500th Course Available Online, and Free 

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Five hundred courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now available for free online, thanks to a joint project by the Hewlett Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and MIT. The MIT OpenCourseWare project provides free, searchable access to MIT’s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. This extraordinary ...

Hewlett Grantee Unveils Design for Safer, Greener SUV 

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Hewlett Foundation grantee Union of Concerned Scientists unveiled its design for a full-sized SUV (called the Guardian) that gets up to 36 miles per gallon and that is far safer than today’s standard SUV. “The Union of Concerned Scientists has in effect issued a challenge to automakers to produce a safer, ...

Hewlett Foundation Announces $73.59 Million in New Grants 

Foundation to give away record $254.32 Million in 2003 MENLO PARK, Calif. – At a time when the non-profit sector has been struggling to meet its funding needs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced that it is authorizing $73.59 million in new grants to a total of 179 different organizations in the fourth ...

Music and Art are at Home in Silicon Valley 

Innovative Center for Music and Arts Education Opens its Doors MENLO PARK, Calif. -The Community School for Music and Arts (CSMA), based in Mountain View, CA, has opened the doors of its new 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Center for Music and Arts Education – Silicon Valley’s first facility devoted exclusively to arts education. The new ...

Hewlett Foundation Announces Results of Grantee Perception Report 

MENLO PARK, Calif. – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has released the results of a Grantee Perception Report conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy. The report, commissioned by the Hewlett Foundation, allowed grantees to give confidential feedback about their experiences working with the Hewlett Foundation and its staff. “We believe that success in ...

Hewlett and Eurasia Foundations Launch Social Investment Initiative to Promote Philanthropy in Russia 

MOSCOW, Russia and MENLO PARK, Calif. – The Eurasia Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation have announced the launch of a $400,000 partnership to promote strategic philanthropy in Russia. The Social Investment Initiative will provide major Russian corporations and philanthropists with strategic and practical training in methods of charitable giving. The Social Investment ...
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