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Althea Anderson and Leticia Corona join Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population Program 

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced this week that Althea Anderson and Leticia Corona have joined the foundation’s Global Development and Population Program. From an email to grantees and foundation staff that Global Development and Population Program Director Ruth Levine sent about the new team members: I’m writing to let you know that we ...
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Fossil fuel subsidies: Can transparency promote reforms? 

Fossil fuel subsidies are “the world’s dumbest policy,” argued the editorial board of Bloomberg Media last September. They persist, despite relatively low oil prices. And while fuel subsidies can take many forms, there is overwhelming consensus among researchers that the estimated $5.3 trillion in fuel subsidies worldwide each year is bad for people and the planet. Although many governments acknowledge these facts and seem ...
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Seven California foundations to fund effort to build trust between law enforcement, communities of color 

In response to incidents of violence between police and communities of color across the country, seven California foundations are committing more than $1.3 million to an initiative that aims to improve public safety by building trust between law enforcement and communities of color. Participants in the funding effort include The California Endowment, The California Wellness…
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Special Projects 

The Hewlett Foundation reserves funding each year to support special projects to support unanticipated opportunities that arise outside of our permanent programs.

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How to Improve Statehouse Reporting? 

I recently attended a conference in Chicago on how to improve statehouse reporting—looking not just at the reporters physically in our nation’s 50 state capitols, but also those covering the effects of Statehouse policies on agencies, departments, and the executive branch. Why is this important? (At least) two reasons: First, fully half of the state ...
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