Non-profit

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Hewlett Foundation logo (link)
Website:

www.hewlett.org

Location:

MENLO PARK, CA

Tax ID:

94-1655673

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $526,699,324
Expenses: $471,437,419
Assets: $9,020,102,526

Formation:

1966

Headquarters:

Menlo Park, CA

Board Chair:

Stephen C. Neal

President:

Larry Kramer

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer:

Ana Marshall

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (also known as the Hewlett Foundation) is a private foundation established in 1966 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder William R. Hewlett, his wife Flora, and his son Walter. [1]

According to 2014 statistics gathered by the Foundation Center, the Hewlett Foundation, with assets over $9 billion, was the sixth-wealthiest grantmaking foundation and the eighteenth-most generous, granting more than $3.5 billion that year. [2] The foundation has reported that at any time 1,350 of their grants are active. In 2016, Hewlett awarded $414,987,000 in grants and disbursed approximately $419,000,000 in grant payments. [3] The foundation’s program areas are Education, Environment, Global Development and Population, Performing Arts, Madison Initiative, Cyber, Effective Philanthropy, San Francisco Bay Area, and Special Projects. [4]

Overview

The foundation has long claimed to fund organizations that value objectivity, collaboration, and non-partisan solutions to divisive issues as opposed to “single-issue, single-value groups that have as their main focus the influencing of government policy.” [5] [6]. While Hewlett has indeed supported many non-partisan efforts, it has also devoted hundreds of millions of dollars to numerous organizations whose missions are demonstrably political and focused on influencing government policy. Since its first year of grantmaking in 1967, for example, Hewlett’s population program has continuously supported Planned Parenthood, the combative abortion-rights association and abortion provider that is ruthlessly uncompromising—even on late-term abortions. [7] [8] Hewlett granted nearly $100 million to Planned Parenthood between 2000 and 2016, [9] and as of 2017, is the organization’s second largest private benefactor after the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. [10] Since 1995 Hewlett has also given over $6 million to Catholics for Choice,[11] a radical organization of self-identified Catholics who do not recognize the authority of the Catholic Church on abortion or contraception,[12] support late-term abortions,[13] and launch publicity efforts deliberately antagonistic toward the Catholic Church. [14] [15] [16]

Hewlett’s environmental program also challenges the organization’s claim to objectivity and non-partisanship. Assuming global warming is caused primarily by human activity (namely global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases), Hewlett maintains that “climate change is the defining issue of our day” and is “an urgent global crisis that affects every problem philanthropy seeks to solve, whether it’s improving health, alleviating poverty, reducing famine, promoting peace, or advancing social justice.” [17] As a result, the foundation provides grants to organizations that push governmental “policy solutions,” including increasingly stringent carbon caps, taxes, fuel economy standards, building codes, and household appliance efficiency standards, as well as subsidies for wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen. [18] [19] Hewlett pursues these policy goals through ClimateWorks—a separate foundation created by Hewlett and several other charitable organizations in 2008 with a five-year $500 million commitment from Hewlett alone—and many other progressive foundations including Environment Foundation, Sierra Club, Earth Island Institute, Water Foundation, EarthJustice, Greenfaith, Earth Day Network, and Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, among others. [20] [21]

Aside from supporting the political efforts listed above, the Hewlett Foundation has been and continues to look to government for solutions and awards its billions of dollars in grants to organizations that seek to influence legislation and regulation. The Foundation’s president, Larry Kramer, is a former constitutional law professor and dean of Stanford Law School who prides himself on not being an “originalist.” [22] He wrote in his letter accompanying the organization’s 2014 annual report, “most of our strategies aim for a policy outcome of some sort, which requires finding organizations that are effective in moving policymakers.” [23]

History

Early Years

Established in 1966 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder William R. Hewlett, his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter Hewlett, the foundation’s articles of incorporation stated that the corporation “is organized and shall be operated exclusively as a charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational foundation for the purpose of promoting the well being of mankind.” During its first ten years, the Hewletts ran the foundation, chose its beneficiaries, and gave the foundation stock in Hewlett-Packard Company. Board meetings were informal and not held on a strict schedule. By 1975, disbursements were nearly three million dollars annually. [24]

In 1967, its first year of giving, the foundation granted $55,000, roughly 25% of its total giving budget, to Planned Parenthood, inspired by “the conviction that current population trends constitute one of the major threats to human happiness and fulfillment.” Also that year, Hewlett devoted $100,000 to support education (California Institute of Technology and Stanford University), and $70,000 to the arts and humanities (the San Francisco Symphony Association and the San Francisco public television station KQED). Over the next ten years, the foundation would significantly increase the number and dollar amount of its annual giving, add new programs (environmental, health, and social services), and continue to fund Planned Parenthood annually. [25]

Professional Era

Former University of California Chancellor Roger Heyns became the foundation’s first non-family president in June 1977, at which point William Hewlett assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. Heyns would transform the organization from a relatively small philanthropy donating to organizations personally known to its founders and board into “a streamlined operation with dedicated professionals seeking out the most deserving efforts.” [26] Later that same year, the foundation published its first annual report in which Heyns articulated the foundation’s enthusiasm for providing general operating support, an approach that continues today: “We have provided general support funds to institutions whose leadership has a demonstrated capacity for sound judgment in allocating scarce resources. While we may on occasion, in making a general support grant, indicate a special interest in particular programs, the grant provides flexibility so that when appropriate, the needs of the organization for planning, project development, and general supervision can be at least partially met.” [27]

In the 1977 annual report, Heyns and the Hewletts also introduced a new guiding principle regarding the foundation’s environmental program: “to support policy-oriented studies that promise to improve the quality of decision-making…” The foundation argued that, “Opposing groups on most issues have developed substantial analytical resources and political power, while organizations that seek policy options or integrated solutions…have less strength and moral support.” As a result, the foundation would fund organizations with “a record of sound, objective, policy-related analyses of environmental issues… [and] mechanisms for resolving environmental disputes in a less divisive manner than currently prevails.” [28]

In his President’s Statement accompanying the organization’s 1978 Annual Report, Roger Heyns echoed the theme of the 1977 report by lamenting the rise of special-interests, especially those “engendered by single-issue, single-value groups that have as their main focus the influencing of government policy.” A result of this divisiveness, Heyns argued, “has been the gradual undermining of organizations with heterogeneous memberships… that provide broad representation of the public interest,” and whose “absence guarantees a weakening of consensus… and, ultimately, the loss of the mutual respect that is necessary if a complex society is to function effectively.” [29]

Several of Hewlett Foundation’s 1978 grants, however, appear to contradict this embrace of collaboration and diversity. Perhaps the strongest example is the foundation contributing another $90,000 to Planned Parenthood, [30] very much a “special interest” and “single-value” group whose then-president Faye Wattleton had been noted for her combativeness earlier in the year by the New York Times. Faye was quoted as saying that she is “putting the world on notice” that Planned Parenthood would be assuming a more aggressive public posture, especially in regard to its “enemies” in the pro-life movement. [31]

Other examples include funding of solidly progressive population and environmental organizations including Pathfinder Fund, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Population Council, and the Urban Environment Foundation. [32] Urban Environment Foundation was created by the Urban Environment Conference, which had described the handling of toxic waste in the U.S. as  “attempted genocide.” [33]

Period of Expansion

Over the next 15 years, Hewlett Foundation significantly increased the number of ballets, symphonies, operas, and other classical arts programs it supported, as well as liberal arts colleges, private historically black colleges, and major research universities. The foundation also expanded the number of organizations it supported in the environmental and population programs, adding Sierra Club, Oceanic Society, Worldwatch Institute, Centre for Population Activities, Center for Population Options, and National Alliance for Optional Parenthood. [34]

Heyns also oversaw the increase of regional grants. Many of these funded organizations focused on community development and low-income assistance in the Bay area. Some were quite radical, like Gloria Steinem’s Women’s Action Alliance, Center for Community Change, and Tides Foundation. Through Special Projects the foundation began funding think tanks, many of them left-of-center, like the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Hewlett Foundation also made a handful of contributions to center-right organizations like the Ethics and Public Policy Center. [35] [36]

By Heyns’ retirement in 1993, Hewlett Foundation had grown to $875 million in assets, was disbursing more than $35 million each year and had added Conflict Resolution to its existing categories of Arts and Humanities, Education, Environment, Population, and Regional Grants. [37]

Former University of California president David P. Gardner served as president from 1993 until 2000, another period of rapid growth in the foundation’s assets, which increased to more than $2 billion. During his tenure, Gardner added a Pluralism and Unity subcategory for the Education program that sought to promote “appreciation for both diversity and the common good.” Gardner also oversaw the addition of more radical organizations to the foundation’s list of grantees, including Catholics for Choice, a group of disaffected Catholics who do not recognize the authority of the Church on abortion or contraception. [38]

Former dean of the Stanford Law School Paul Brest became president in 2000 bringing with him a passion for “strategic philanthropy,” an evidence- and outcome-based donor philosophy for “maximizing the social impact of foundation grants to nonprofit organizations.” Lamenting the existing state of philanthropy, Brest griped, “I don’t think this is a field with any significant professional standards… It is only a bit of an exaggeration to say it’s a field held together by a section of the tax code…” [39] Brest’s vision for strategic philanthropy at Hewlett, on the other hand, would specify objectives and articulate a plan for amassing the resources to achieve them, seek grantees that shared Hewlett’s objectives, ensure that grantees had the ability to fulfill them, demand that Hewlett and its grantees convey how they would assess progress toward their objectives, and “take reasonable steps” to measure that progress and evaluate outcomes. [40] So convinced of the potential for strategic philanthropy, Brest even co-authored a book on the subject in 2008, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy. [41]

When William Hewlett died in 2001, the large estate he left to the foundation brought its assets to $8.52 billion, which made it the fifth-largest private foundation in America. [42]

Liberal Behemoth

The scale of William Hewitt’s bequest provided ample opportunity for Brest to put his strategic philanthropy to the test, particularly through the Environment program, with a five-year $500 million commitment to a new venture to address global warming. [43] In 2008, Hewlett partnered with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and the Oak Foundation to create the ClimateWorks Foundation. [44] Predicated on the belief that global warming is “largely the result of human activity,” ClimateWorks “subscribes to the international goal of holding the increase in global average temperature this century to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C” and reducing “global greenhouse gas emissions to an annual total of 35 billion metric tons by 2030, and eventually cut net-emissions to zero.” Convinced that “determined government action — locally, nationally, and globally” is essential to reaching these goals, ClimateWorks’ mission is not limited to just funding research and analysis, but “educating stakeholders and policymakers, building greater awareness in the general public, and mobilizing critical constituencies for action.” [45] This new commitment by Brest and the Hewlett board added $100 million per year to the Environment Program, essentially doubling the investment in that program and making it the highest-funded. [46]

In 2012, another former dean of Stanford Law School, Larry Kramer, became Hewlett Foundation president. Kramer had been a constitutional law professor who claimed not to be an “originalist,” and clerked early in his career for left-wing U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. Reportedly holding his predecessor in high regard, Kramer believed Hewlett had been working on the right issues and largely continued the foundation’s embrace of strategic philanthropy. Kramer also pushed for more transparency and oversaw the development of “a comprehensive set of policies and practices based on the presumption that information created by or about the Foundation should be freely available” and launched a blog for staff to offer insights into their decision-making. [47]

Convinced that “all of our work is dependent on government functioning,” Kramer launched a new program area in 2014 to address partisanship and gridlock in the U.S. Congress. [48] The new Madison Initiative was stated to be nonpartisan, and would “seek to help create the conditions in which Congress can craft solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges.” [49] But like the foundation’s earlier claims to support collaboration and diversity of opinion, the actual beneficiaries of the Madison Initiative’s largess have belied Hewlett’s assertion of objectivity.

While the initiative has funded a few conservative and free-market organizations, the majority of grantees are very partisan in that they seek to increase the role of government in providing solutions to the nation’s problems. Many are overtly left-of-center like Brennan Center for Justice, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brookings Institution, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Education Fund, and the Center for American Progress. [50]

Other grantees have appeared to be less partisan and have espoused innocuous enough goals like “action-oriented civics education,” “affecting change,” “empowering a new generation,” “reinvigorating a culture of voting,” and “strengthening democracy.” [51] [52] The following excerpt from the website of Madison grantee Generation Citizen exemplifies this government-centric philosophy:

Beyond enjoying successful action projects, we want Generation Citizen students to end their semesters with an understanding of how they can effect real, lasting change in their communities. We want them to approach this challenge politically – instead of thinking about solving hunger by serving at soup kitchens, thinking about it by broaching structural issues that enable hunger, such as lack of funding for adequate school breakfast programs. [53]

Present Activities

The foundation lists its grantmaking in seven categories: Education, Environment, Global Development and Population, Performing Arts, Madison Initiative, Cyber, Effective Philanthropy, SF Bay Area, and Special Projects. The first five listed are the most heavily funded.

Education

In 2016, Hewlett devoted $55 million to education grants with $30 million toward what it calls “Deeper Learning,” an effort “to align K-12 schools in the U.S. to deliver and measure…a set of six interrelated competencies:  mastering rigorous academic content, learning how to think critically and solve problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, directing one’s own learning, and developing an academic mindset.” Hewlett’s stated intent is to “to help students compete globally and become engaged citizens at home.” [54] The foundation also granted $10 million to further the adoption of open educational resources (OER), “high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose.” [55]

In 2017, the foundation placed additional focus on “strengthening state policy and local implementation of California’s school accountability system” and as of September had granted roughly $3.5 million to organizations focused on that effort. [56]

Between 2010 and 2015, Hewlett provided grants worth more than $455,000 to the United States Department of Education “for assessment development to measure knowledge and skills against college and career-ready standards.” [57]

Environment

The foundation states that it provides “grants to protect people and places threatened by a warming planet by addressing climate change globally, expanding clean energy, and conserving the North American West.” [58] Hewlett focuses almost exclusively on organizations that work on government policy development because this approach “provides the greatest opportunity to reach [the Foundation’s] goals.” [59] Hewlett’s biggest environmental beneficiary is ClimateWorks, a separate foundation created and funded by Hewlett and several other charitable organizations, and launched in 2008 with a five-year $500 million commitment from Hewlett alone. [60] [61] As of September 2017, Hewlett has provided more than $36 million in additional funding to ClimateWorks. Between 2016 and 2017, Hewlett also provided nearly $53 million to an organization with a similar mission, Energy Foundation. [62] [63]

Both ClimateWorks and Energy Foundation support other organizations that are also focused on pushing “policy solutions” at the federal, state, and municipal levels. These solutions include increasingly stringent carbon caps, taxes, fuel economy standards, building codes, and household appliance efficiency standards, as well as subsidies for wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen. [64] [65] [66] [67]

Hewlett also provides tens of millions of dollars in direct grants to many other progressive foundations including Sierra Club, Earth Island Institute, Water Foundation, Earthjustice, Greenfaith, Earth Day Network, and Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, to name just a few. [68]

Global Development and Population

Through this program, Hewlett grants over $200 million a year “to expand women’s reproductive and economic choices, amplify citizen participation, and improve policymaking through evidence.” Roughly 10% of this budget is devoted to organizations whose primary mission is to perform abortions or advocate for abortion rights. Many of the additional beneficiaries under this program include abortion advocacy among other areas of focus. Between 2000 and 2016, Hewlett granted nearly $100 million to Planned Parenthood[69] and (as of September 2017) was the organization’s second largest private benefactor after the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. [70] In 2017, Hewlett gave Planned Parenthood $4 million for “general operating support” [71] and granted over $18 million more to other organizations focused on abortion rights including Population Action International ($1,605,000), Center for Reproductive Rights, Marie Stopes International ($4,500,000), Groundswell Fund ($2,100,000), American Civil Liberties Union‘s Reproductive Freedom Project ($900,000), FemHealth USA ($1,000,000), MannionDaniels Limited ($900,000), Funders for Reproductive Equity ($300,000), IPAS ($3,750,000), Funders Network on Population Reproductive Health and Rights ($200,000), National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health ($630,000), International Women’s Health Coalition ($1,500,000), and National Abortion Federation ($800,000) [72]

Performing Arts

In 2016 and 2017, Hewlett Foundation granted approximately $40 million each year to a wide variety of performing arts organizations, particularly in the San Francisco Bay area. As in the past, beneficiaries included traditional theater and classical music and dance, like Shakespeare San Francisco, Carmel Bach Festival, and Peninsula Ballet Theatre. Continuing a more recent funding trend, Hewlett also supported more progressive and avant-garde organizations, like Youth Speaks, whose guiding principle of “liberatory pedagogy” encourages youth to express themselves in “their own vernacular” [73] and “aims to deconstruct dominant narratives in hopes of achieving a more inclusive learning experience.” [74] The organization’s programs include Teen Poetry Slam, Under-21 Open Mics, and Queeriosity, described as “a safe space for queer youth who are reshaping the contours of our conversations about sexuality, identity, and community.” [75] [76] [77]

Funding Initiatives

The Hewlett Foundation typically makes grants through its various programs and “initiatives,” including Cyber, Education, Effective Philanthropy, Environment, Global Development and Population, the Madison Initiative, Performing Arts, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Special Projects. [78]

Environment

Hewlett’s Environment initiative targets left- and right-of-center nonprofits focusing on environmental issues, including advocacy for carbon taxes.

Hewlett Foundation: Environment Initiative Grants (2016-2019)AmountYearGrant Description
Grand Total:$475,538,520
Pew Charitable Trusts$1,200,0002019for Western Public Lands protection
Resources Legacy Fund$2,275,0002019for the Western Energy Project
National Wildlife Federation$2,000,0002019for the Hunters and Anglers Defending Public Lands Program
Water Foundation$1,850,0002019for general operating support
Western Conservation Foundation$4,000,0002019for general operating support
National Congress of American Indians$200,0002019for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund$1,000,0002019for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign
Biodiversity Funders Group$150,0002019for general operating support
Community Intiatives$100,0002019for Latino Outdoors
Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona$75,0002019for Upper Gila River community planning
Utah Film Center$100,0002019for a documentary about America's public lands
International Council on Clean Transportation$400,0002018for electric vehicle work in India
World Resources Institute$500,0002018for the Beijing Congestion Charging project
ClimateWorks Foundation$60,0002018for India-U.S. Track II Dialogue
Breakthrough Institute$30,0002018for diversifying the Ecomodernist Network
Union of Concerned Scientists$250,0002018for Driving Transportation electrification for a Clean and Equitable Future
Columbia University$50,0002018for te Center on Global Energy Policy's strategic planning and international negotiations network
National Environmental Treasure$400,0002018for a national communications campaign
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport$200,0002018for general operating support
PRI Association$500,0002018for the China program
Health Effects Institute$200,0002018for the Global Burden of Disease Program
Natural Resources Defense Council $220,0002018for establishing a partnership for capacity building in green finance
Proteus Fund$25,0002018for the Emergent Fund
World Wildlife Fund$75,0002018for the U.S. climate action pavilion at the Poland COP
Oil Change International $50,0002018for diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Partnership Project$200,0002018for the Climate Advocacy Lab
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation$500,0002018for general operating support
R Street Institute$400,0002018for advancing free-market clean energy agenda
Massachussetts Institute of Technology$750,0002018for MIT Sloan Sustainability Intiative's climate change mitigation and sustainability work
Energy Foundation$250,0002018for EF China's strategic communications and water-energy nexus work
Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC$500,0002018for NDC technical support
Energy Foundation$250,0002018for EF China to accelerate the transition to medium-and heavy-duty vehicle electrification
PRIME Coalition$300,00002018for the PRIME Impact Fund
University of California at Berkeley$200,0002018for wildlife corridor research
Natural Resources Defense Council $60,0002018for a woman in conservation retreat
Resources Legacy Fund$1,250,0002018for a communications re-granting project
Western Conservation Foundation$2,000,0002018for general operating support
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People$800,0002018for the Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Native American Rights Fund$60,0002018for communications capacity
Duke University$350,0002018for research about rural attitudes on environmental issues
Natural Resources Defense Council $500,0002018for the China Energy program
Center for Strategic and International Studies$250,0002018for the Energy and National Security Program
Ideas42$475,0002018for behavioral economics study and pilot intervention to mobilize climate finance
Resources Legacy Fund$800,0002018for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
European Climate Foundation$475,0002018for India power sector work, communications, and the Philanthropy Task Force
Windward Fund$200,0002018for the Water Funder Intiative
Sand County Fouundation$103,0002018for a study of conservation opportunities with the U.S. Military
Climate Policy Intiative$250,0002018for India electricity market reform
Climate Policy Intiative$1,000,0002018for the Advisory Finance Group
Institute for Climate and Society $1,075,0002018for general operating support
Open Space Institute$200,0002018for the Outdors Ameica Campaign
Jeremy and Jannelore Grantham Environmental Trust$10,000,0002018for the Climate Finance Partnership
China Dialogue $400,0002018for strategic communications in China
PRAYAS Energy Group$200,0002018for research and capacity building for a sustainable power sector in India
Wilderness Society$75,0002018for cultural competency training
Society of Environmental Journalists$75,0002018for the Society of Environmental Jornalists annual conference
Center for Large Landscape Conservation$800,0002018for the Network for Lanscape Conservation
Resources Legacy Fund$500,0002018for the San Franciso Bay Restoration program and strategic plan implementation
Carbon Tracker Intiative$400,0002018for general operating support
Conservation Colorado Education Fund$200,0002018for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation$140,0002018for the Sustainable Fiannce program
ClimateWorks Foundation$10,000,0002018for the Campaign for Climate Leadership
Tsinghua Education Foundation$200,0002018for the Global Green Finance Leadership Program
Flora of North America$317,0002018for the Flora of North America project
Ohio Conservative Energy Forum $200,0002018for oganizing in rural communities project
American Conservation Coalition Campus$100,0002018for the Clean Energy Program
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People$100,0002018for Environmental and Climate Justice Popular Education communications capacity
Resources Legacy Fund$750,0002018for general operating support
Alliance for Climate Education$200,0002018for general operating support
California Clean Energy Fund $400,0002018for clean energy programs in China
Croatan Institute$25,0002018for OS-climate bank industry engagement
CLASP$800,0002018for general operating support
Energy Foundation$15,0002018for the Women's Climate Intiative sponsorship
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation$2,000,0002018for the state-level power sector reform program
Energy Foundation$200,0002018for clean transportation in Colorado
Columbia University$250,0002018for the Center on Gloal Energy Policy's U.S.-China Energy and Climate Program
Center for Ameican Progress$250,0002018for the Climate Forum to design winning and equitable climate solutions project
Leageu of Conservation Voters Education Fund$1,000,0002018for the Chispa program
Climate Policy Intiative$100,0002018for general operating support
Couuncil on Energy, Environment and Water $800,0002018for general operating support
California Trout$100,0002018for conservation of the Klamath Basin
ClimateWorks Foundation$1,000,0002018for the Carbon Dioxide Removal Intiative
Center for Strategic and International Studies$100,0002018for U.S.-India State and Urban Intiative
Resource Impact$465,0002018for an equity, inclusion and justice cohort
Nature Conservancy$225,0002018for Canada's natural climate solutions project
The Solar Foundation$200,0002018for Canada's natural climate solutions project
Power Shift Network$200,0002018for an annual solar jobs survey
Western Resource Advocates$300,0002018for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund$200,0002018for the Western Lands program
Natural Resources Defense Council $500,0002018for China Sustainable Retail Banking
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada$200,0002018for general operating support
Inclsive Prosperity Capital $250,0002018for development, implementation, and demonstration of the Smart-E Loan Program
National Audubon Society$350,0002018for support of the Regional Integral Sagebrush Campaign
Colorado College$280,0002018for public opinion research
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport$50,0002018for executive search and transition
Stanford University$25,0002018for sponsorship of the Global Energy Forum
Boston University$200,0002018for Institute for Sustaiable Energy's decarbonization pathways and utility of the future research.
Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund$400,0002018for the Think 100% project
Yurok Tribe$300,0002018for enhancing capacity of the Yurok Tribe
World Resources Institute$300,0002018for the governor's climate unit
Western Governors' Association$15,0002018for the Western Governors' Association sponsorship
Arizona Community Foundation $300,0002018for the Colorado Plateau Fouundation
Trust for Conservation Innovation$200,0002018for the MenloSpark project
Youung Conservatives for Energy Reform$150,0002018for general operating support
University of Texas at Austin$100,0002018for support of the Power Trip documentary series
Solar United Neighbors$300,0002018for general operating support
United Nations Foundation$126,5002018for advancing and implementing the Paris Agreement
Steel Stewardship Council$50,0002018for the responsible Steel project
Earth Day Network $150,0002018for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
University of California at Berkeley$50,0002018for the California Green Bond Market Development Committee
Conservation Colorado Education Fund$40,0002018for improving communications with Latino communities
United Tribes of Bristol Bay$40,0002018for fundraising capacity building
National Association of State Energy Officials$250,0002018for the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
Rose Fouundation for Communities and the Environment$5,0002018for the 25th anniversary and film festival sponsorship
Vote Solar$80,0002018for organizational effectiveness support of internal diversity and inclusion
Energy Foundation$250,0002018for development of a China-focused climate finance strategy
The Climate Group$25,0002018for U.S.-based communication support for Zero Emission Vehicles
Energy Foundation$7,750,0002018for Energy Foundation China
Purpose Global PBC$300,0002018for the New American Road Trip
Sustainable Northwest$230,0002018for the Klamath Basin program
New Venture Fund$510,0002018for the Salmon State Project
The Regulatory Assistance Project$800,0002018for strengthening power-system modeling cpaacity in Indian states
Oxfam America$180,0002018for support of U.S. international climate finance
Trout Unlimited$250,0002018for general operating support
Open Space Institute$350,0002018for the Outdoors America Campaign
Climate Policy Intiative$1,250,0002018for general operating support
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network$5,0002018for annual membership fees
Climate Bonds Intiative$30,0002018for a research report on the role of green bonds in India's energy transition
Nature Canada$200,0002018for public communications and outreach about nature conservation in Canada
Backcouuntry Hunters and Anglers$200,0002018for general operating support
Sierra Club Foundation$300,0002018for the Our Wild America program
Jobs to Move America$400,0002018for the clean public transportation program
Hispanic Access Foundation$1,000,0002018for general operating support
Sonoran Institute$400,0002018for general operating support
Clean Energy Credit Union$150,0002018for CECU's 2018 operations launch and climate impact research
Carbon Tracker Intiative$80,0002018for communications , legal, and governance capacity building
European Climate Foundation$1,025,0002018for the Global Strategic Communications Council and the Philanthropy Task Force
American Lng Association$650,0002018for the Healthy Air Campaign
Public Land Solutions$125,0002018for general operating support
United Nations Foundation$185,0002018for U.S. Climate Alliance GHG inventory support and annual report
New Venture Fund$100,0002018for the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign
Council on Energy, Envirnment and Water$30,0002018for a research report on the role of green bonds in India's energy transition
Tufts University$400,0002018for the Climate Policy Lab
Center for Civic Policy$200,0002018for Southern New Mexico's clean energy strategy
California Clean Energy Fund $3,200,0002018for U.S.-Inia Catalytic Solar Finance Program
Western Conservation Foundation$350,0002018for general operating support
Ceres Inc. $1,000,0002018for general operating support
Western Landowners Alliance$300,0002018for general operating support
Center for Large Landscape Conservation$75,0002018for general operating support
Wild Salmon Center$150,0002018for general operating support
Partnership Project$100,0002018for assembling a new environmental leadership network
Sierra Club Foundation$125,0002018for focusing momentum on electric vehicle solutions
Partners for Conversation$100,0002018for general operating support
Heart of the Rockies Intiative$250,0002018for a study of wildlife corridors
Shared Use Mobility Center$250,0002018for accelerating electrification through shared mobility
Aspen Global Change Institute$150,0002018for a workshop on technologies and policies to decarbonize industry
Leageue of Conservation Voters Education Fund$47,0002018for organizational effectiveness support of internal diversity and inclusion
Earthjustice $1,400,0002018for general operating support
New Venture Fund$400,0002018for Climate Interactive's En-ROADS project
Coalition for Greem Capital$700,0002018for U.S. Green Bank Intiative and Green Bank Consortium
ClimateWorks Foundation$50,0002018for the energy innovation project
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation$1,000,0002018for the Coalition of the Willing project
Resources Legacy Fund$2,000,0002018for conservation of the Canadian Boreal Forest
American Rivers$1,500,0002018for the Hydropower Reform Coalition
Wilderness Society$3,000,0002018for securing lasting conservation protections and broadening voices for western public lands
Natural Resources Defense Council $300,0002018for catalyzing mobility pricing
Yurok Tribe$225,0002018for research toward the restoration of the Klamath River
Conservation International $350,0002018for the Climate Action Platform planning project
National Wildlife Federation$130,0502018for the Hunters and Anglers Defending Public Lands Program
Environmental Health Coalition$100,0002018for California Environmental Justice Alliance's Gobal Action Summit's organizing project
Berkeley Lab Foundation$300,0002018for the India program for electrification and fuel efficiency in transport
Water Foundation$40,0002018for leadership development and succession planning
International Energy Agency$400,0002018for support of the International Energy Agency's work in the Electric Vehicle Intiative
Native American Rights Fund$300,0002018for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund$340,0002018for conservation programs
Energy Foundation$100,0002018for wildfire liability reform, and climate resiliency planning for utilities in California
Carbon Tracker Intiative$30,0002018for organizational effectiveness support of internal diversity and inclusion
Bridgespan Group$108,0002018for the Mosaic project
Keystone Center$115,0002018for empowering diverse voices in conservation
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers$40,0002018for media training
Smart freight Centre$400,0002018for general operating support
Institute for Climate and Society $1,250,0002018for general operating support
Hispanic Access Foundation$39,0002018for improving communications capacity
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development$500,0002018for general operating support
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions $250,0002018for the Climate Innovation 2050 program
Rocky Mountain Institute$2,650,0002018for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation$800,0002018for the transforming transporatation program
European Climate Foundation$6,700,0002018for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund$100,0002018for a rural community research project
Columbia University$50,0002018for the community development and worker transition project
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$40,0002018for an executive search
World Wildlife Fund$300,0002018for We Are Still In: Stepping Up Climate Action in 2018
Nature Conservancy$500,0002018for the Building a Conservation Ethic in the West Program
The Climate Group$100,0002018for staff coordination of Challenge Area 1 for Global Climate Action
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project$900,0002018for general operating support
Outdoor Afro$250,0002018for general operating support
Oxfam America$100,0002018for Global Climate Action Summit Equity Agenda
Rockefeller Brothers Fund$1,500,0002018for a project to address environmental pollution, public health, and climate change in China
Trust for Public Land$900,0002018for support of the West Conservation Finance Program
TransFormCA$200,0002018for mobility improvements in the San Francisco Bay Area
Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development$42,0002018to develop a staged exit-strategy for In DEEP pilot program
Earthjustice $450,0002018for general operating support
New York University$250,0002018for suport of the Institute for Policy Integrity
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services$100,00002018for the Diverse Emerging Environmental Leaders Intiative
ClimateWorks Foundation$1,750,0002018for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program
Consumer Reports$500,0002018for elevating the consumer voice in clean transportation and energy
Climate Action Reserve$150,0002018for supporting sub-national delegation at COP 24
New Venture Fund$1,050,0002018for the Moving Beyond Oil project
Conservation Fund$140,0002018for the Pioneers Alliance to protect Idaho's Pioneer Mouuntains and Craters of the Moon Landscape
The Energy and Resources Institute$700,0002018for the Energy Transitions Commission India
Resources for the Future$100,0002018for the Just Earth program
Greenfaith$1,000,0002018for People's Climate Movement
Climate Policy Intiative$300,0002018for the Energy Transitions Commission India program
World Resources Institute$190,0002018for U.S.-China II Dialogue on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
Partnership Project$1,000,0002018forr the Climate Action Campaign
Montana Wilderness Association$200,0002018for general operating support
Energy Foundation$21,000,0002018for general operating support
Conservation Lands Foundation$1,000,0002018for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund$1,500,0002018for general operating support
Pew Charitable Trusts$1,200,0002018for Western Public Lands protection
Water Foundation$1,850,0002018for general operating support
Ceres Inc. $250,0002018for general operating support
National Wildlife Federation$765,0002018for the Hunters and Anglers Defending Public Lands Program
ClimateWorks Foundation$7,600,0002018for general operating support
Idaho Conservation League$30,0002018for general operating support
Sand County Fouundation$20,0002018for the private land conservation workshop
Greater Yellowstone Coalition$850,0002018for general operating support
Conservation Colorado Education Fund$400,0002018for general operating support
Headwaters Economics$600,0002018for general operating support
Society of Environmental Journalists$400,0002018for enhancing news coverage of public lands
Aligned Intermediary$300,0002018for investor education in climate infrastructure
National Congress of American Indians$200,0002018for general operating support
Environmental Law and Policy Center$100,0002018for public education of the BLM methane rule
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $150,0002017for the Value of Collaboration Research Study project
Energy Foundation $251,0002017for renewables integration and wholesale market reform
United Nations Foundation $1,500,0002017for the California Global Climate Summit and the US Climate Alliance
Solar United Neighbors $100,0002017for the Florida Sun Program
World Resources Institute $200,0002017for the Beijing Resources Institute
Natural Resources defense Council$50,0002017fot the Shared Use Mobility and Transportation Electrification programs
United Tribes of Bristol Bay$300,0002017for protecting Bristol Bay
Council on Energy, Environment and Water$315,0002017for general operating support
Boston University $255,0002017for the Institute for Sustainable Energy
Dream Corps $250,0002017for the Green For All program
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People$400,0002017for the Environmental and Climate Justice Program
International Council on Clean Transportation$2,750,0002017for general operating support
Society of Environmental Journalists $400,0002017for enhancing new coverage of public hands
Water Foundation $390,0002017for general operating support
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation $500,0002017for general operating support
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $400,0002017for the Chispa program
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions $200,0002017for support of the international program
European Climate Foundation $500,0002017for support of ShareAction and Transport and Environment
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum $400,0002017for state based clean energy work
European Climate Foundation $1,6750,0002017for general operating support
Energy Innovation $250,0002017for the Advanced Analysis to Accelerate Power Sector Decarbonization project
Shakti Sustainable energy Foundation $500,0002017for Electric Mobility in India
Environmental Integrity Project $100,0002017for general operating support
Coalition for Green Capital $45,0002017for strategic and organizational planning
Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education$250,0002017for building Canada's clean growth economy
New Venture Fund $100,0002017for the Alaska Heritage Campaign
CLASP$400,0002017for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation $590,0002017for the Energy Innovation project
Western Landowners Alliance $100,0002017for general operating support
Gridworks $150,0002017for the Pacific State Joint Power Planning and Resources Adequacy Framework project
Western Resource Advocates $300,0002017for the Wetern Lands program
Rocky Mountain Institute $500,0002017for support of power market reform in China
Niskanen Center $300,0002017for climate policy and litigaiton program
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota $75,0002017for GIS mapping
Georgetown University $600,0002017for Georgetown Clinate Center's clean energy and transportation program
Partnership Project $700,0002017for the Climate Advocacy Lab and Methane Partners Campaign
Colorado College $232,0002017for public opinion research
World Wilflife Fund $150,0002017for We Are Still In and sub-national pavilion at COP 23 Bonn
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $20,0002017for general operating support
Energy Innovation Reform Project $50,0002017for strategic development and executive coachin
New Venture Fund $1,200,0002017for Climate and Clean Energy State Equity Fund
R Street Institute $200,0002017for advancing a free-market clean energy agenda
Clean Air Council $75,0002017for building grassroots capacity to reduce methane emissions in Pennsylvania
Trips for Kids Marin $100,0002017for general operating support
Sierra Club Foundation $300,0002017for the Our Wild America program
Natural Resources Defense Council $125,0002017for support of the Land and Wildlife program and the Energy program
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers $200,0002017for general operating support
Windward Fund $200,0002017for the Water Funders Initiative
Public Policy Institute of California $10,0002017for support of the Water Policy Center
San Francisco Foundation $400,0002017for the Great Communities Collaborative
Plug in America $200,0002017for general operating support
The Solar Foundation $200,0002017for an annual solar jobs survey
Sierra Club Foundation $1,000,0002017for the Beyond Coal campaign
Environmental Defense Fund $600,0002017for promoting Green Development in Guangdong Province through Green Supply Chain
Institute for Climate and Society $1,000,0002017for general operating support
Institute for Fisheries Resources $100,0002017for the economic and environmental vitality of the Klmath River basin
Save the Bay $30,0002017for strategic communications
Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development $150,0002017for diversity, equity, and inclusion peer-learning activities and technical assistance
Earth Island Institute, Inc. $65,0002017for the Bay Areas Wilderness Training program
Resources Legacy Fund $325,0002017for the Wester Energy Project
Resources Legacy Fund $1,000,0002017for support of the Center for Western Priorities
Trsut for Conservation Innovation $30,0002017for a fundraising plan for MenloSpark
Save the Bay $220,0002017for the Bay Smart Communities program
Open Space Institute $40,0002017for branding of the Land and Water Conservation fund and coalition
Center for American Progress $250,0002017for climate and energy story bank
Energy Innovation Reform Project $300,0002017for general operating support
Business Forward Foundation $150,0002017for the climate and clean energy program
Climate Policy Initiative $1,50000,02017for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation $670,0002017for communication strategies in Brazil and China
Public Land Solutions $125,0002017for general operating support
Coalition for Clean Air $250,0002017for general operating support
National Audubon Society $150,0002017for support of the lower Colorado River Basin project
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment $40,0002017for support of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
Evangelical Environmental Network $150,0002017for pro-life clean future agenda
TransformCA$50,0002017for strategic planning and fund development
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation $60,0002017for general operating support
Christian Coalition $300,0002017for the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform Climate and Clean Energy Summit
Taxpayers for Common Sense $300,0002017for the energy and Natural Resources Program
Energy Futures Initative $1,250,0002017for energy and climate analytics
New Venture Fund $200,0002017for the Salmon State Project
Wilderness Society $465,0002017for securing lasting conservation protections and broadening voices for western public lands
Western Conservation Foundation $500,0002017for general operating support
Conservation Lands Foundation $20,0002017for staff development
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development $750,0002017for the Climate Solutions Support Center
Partners for Conservation $100,0002017for BLM workshops and Sage Grouse research
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace $500,0002017for enhancing climate diplomacy
Energy Foundation $19,578,5002017for Energy Foundation China
Resources Legacy Fund $250,0002017for support of the Center for Western Priorities communications strategy
Oxfam America $161,0002017for support of US International climate finance
New Venture Fund $300,00002017for the Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy
Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC$1,125,0002017for NDC technical support and 2050 natural gas analysis
Trust for Conservation Innovation $200,0002017for the MenloSpark project
Open Space Institute $350,0002017for the Outdoors America Campaign
Conservation Colorado Education Fund $45,0002017for board governance and DEI
National Wildlife Federation $25,0002017for the launch of the Artemis program
Bipartisan Policy Center $150,0002017for the Energy Innovation Surge project
Climate Action Reserve $140,0002017for supporting sub-national delegation at COP 23
Native American Rights Fund $150,0002017for general operating support
European Climate Foundation $500,0002017for support of climate leadership in France
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership $100,0002017for general operating support
Partnership Project $500,0002017for the Americans for Public Lands campaign
Berkeley Lab Foundation $1,000,0002017for support of Lawrence Berkely National Lab's INDCs work in India, China, and Mexico
American Lung Association $750,0002017for the Healthy Air Campaign
Energy Foundation $2,100,0002017for clean energy and cliamte progress in the US
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability $350,0002017for the Eco-Mobility Alliance
New Venture Fund $125,0002017for the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign
Montana Wilderness Association $30,0002017for an executive search
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership $1,650,0002017for the Sportsmen for Long-Term Conservation of Public Lands program
Trout Unlimited $4,000,0002017for the Western Water Project and Land Conservation Initiative
ClimateWorks Foundation $1,000,0002017for the Go Big Initiative
Resources Legacy Fund $55,0002017for support of women in conservation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund $600,0002017for a project to address environmental pollution, public health, and climate change in China
TransformCA$100,0002017for mobility improvements in the San Francisco Bay Area
Securing America's Future Energy Foundation$30,0002017for Electrification Coalition strategic planning
Tufts University $250,0002017for the Climate Policy Lab
Western Resource Advocates $300,0002017for general operating support
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions $50,0002017for support of climate workshops
We Own it$300,0002017for general operating support
World Resources Institute $306,0002017for the Governor's Climate Unit
Keystone Center $100,0002017for empowering diverse voices in conservation
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers $100,0002017for the hunters and anglers support of national monuments
Rocky Mountain Institute $500,0002017for support to expand the Global Green Bank stategy
Wild Salmon Center $100,0002017for the Stand for Salmon campaign
European Climate Foundation $1,930,0002017for Global Strategic Climate Communications and climate finance disclosure
Rockefeller Family Fund $250,0002017for upport of the Just Transition Fund
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis $200,0002017for general operating support
CALSTART$400,0002017for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation $10,0002017for the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Public Advocates $50,0002017for the Metropolitan Equity Team
Sonoran Institute $4,000,002017for the Desert Rivers Initiative
New Venture Fund $1,000,0002017for the Moving Beyond Oil project
Asian Pacific Environmental Network $100,0002017for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation $1,750,0002017for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition $37,0002017for DEI in bike advocacy
New York University $500,0002017for support of the Institute for Policy Integrity
Energy Foundation $3,790,0002017for support of the Transportation Program
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment $3,50752017for strategic planning
Coalition for Green Capital $350,0002017for general operating support
Walk San Francisco Foundation $25,0002017for general operating support
Urban Habitat Program $140,0002017for the Equalizing Regional Planning project
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport $200,0002017for support of the Transportation Decarbonization Alliance
Western Rivers Conservancy $200,0002017for the Southern California Warm-Water Rivers Project
Berkeley Lab Foundation $500,0002017for support of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's India and China programs
Greater Yellowstone Coalition $25,0002017for financial training
Walk San Francisco Foundation $41,5752017for executive earch
Earth Island Institute, Inc. $30,0002017for strategic planning
Pew Charitable Trusts $1,200,0002017for support of the Western Public Lands Protection Campaign
Resources Legacy Fund $6,850,0002017for general operating support
Pew Charitable Trusts $3,350,0002017for support of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign
Western Conservation Foundation $10,500,0002017for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund $1,500,0002017for the Western Energy Project
Bipartisan Policy Center $1,200,0002017for general operating support
Water Foundation $1,850,0002017for general operating support
Earthjustice $350,0002017for the defense of public land and energy law regulations
Environmental Grantmakers Association $200,0002017for general operating support
Hispanic Access Foundation $19,0002017for updating communications systems
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation$100,0002017for general operating support
Niskanen Center $200,0002017for the Energy and Climate Program
Partnership Project $1,300,0002017for the Climate Action Campaign
Energy Foundation $10,450,0002017for general operating support
Earth Day Network $50,0002017for support of the March for Science
Urban Habitat Program $40,0002017for fundraising strategy
European Climate Foundation $12,050,0002017for European climate mitigation
New Venture Fund $1,100,0002017for the Moving Beyond Oil project
Securing America's Future Energy Foundation$600,0002017for general operating support
San Francisco Parks Alliance $37,6002017for strategic planning
The Regulatory Assistance Project$3,000,0002017for general operating support
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development $1,500,0002017for general operating support
Trips for Kids Marin $30,0002017for a national strategic plan
TransformCA$400,0002017for the ClimatePlan Program
National Wildflife Federation $765,0002017for the Hunters and Anglers Defending Public Lands Program
Oil Change International $300,0002017for general operating support
Trout Unlimited $2500002017for streamflow restoration and drought resilience in California
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy $2,250,0002017for general operating support
Greenbelt Alliance $400,0002017for general operating support
Environmental Law and Policy Center $250,0002017for the Coal Program
Clean Air Task Force $1,000,0002017for general operating support
Biodiversity Funders Group $100,0002017for general operating support
Community Initiatives $250,0002017for the Northern Sierra Partnership program
United Nations Environment Programme $800,0002017for support of the electric mobility program and the clean fuels and vehicles partnership
Natural Resources Defense Council $1,125,0002017for support of the Clean Energy Program
Columbia University $200,0002017for the Center on Global Energy Policy's US-China Energy and Climate Program
Bipartisan Policy Center $300,0002017for support of the Energy Project
Dream Corps $300,0002017for Frontlines First Program
Natural Resources Defense Council $650,0002017for the Shared Use Mobility and Transportation Electrification programs
Climate Policy Initiative $1,000,0002016for climate finance and energy ransition programs
Climate Policy Initative $4,500,0002016for the India Clean energy Finance Initiative
Instituto de Energia e Mejo Ambiente $50,0002016for developing a fundraising strategy and data manageent plan
Resources Legacy Fund $60,0002016for communications and video development
The Regulatory Assistance Project$50,0002016for a financial accounting software upgrade
Asian Pacific Environmental Network $30,0002016for an individual giving plan
New Venture Fund $500,0002016for the Fossil Fuel Reduction project
New Venture Fund $40,0002016for the Fossil Fuel Reduction Project's fundraising and transition planning
R Street Institute $200,0002016for advancing a free-market clean energy agenda
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation $500,0002016for clean economy and community transition program
European Climate Foundation $500,0002016for the Renewable Energy Forum
Institute for Climate and Society $1,000,0002016for general operating support
Solar United Neighbors $80,0002016for the Florida Sun Program
Smart Freight Centre $400,0002016for general operating support
ClimateWorks Foundation $5,635,0002016for the India Catalytic Solar Finance Program and China coal research
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People$172,0002016for technology modernization
Union of Concerned Scientists $400,0002016for deploying science to advance social equity and low carbon transportation
Energy Foundation $500,0002016for the Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities
Conservation Law Foundation $70,0002016for communications planning and prganizational development
Harvard University $250,0002016for Harvard University Center for the Environment's Solar Geoengineering Research Program
Coalition for Green Capital $100,0002016for general operating support
European Climate Foundation $450,0002016for the Finance Dialogue
Environmental Law Institute $600,0002016for capacity building of the environmental law system in China
Boston University $30,0002016for the Institute for Sustainable Energy's Role of the Grid on the Path to 2050 project
Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund $900,0002016for the general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund $600,0002016for the Preserving Outdoor Heritage program
University of California at Berkeley $100,0002016for workforce and equity issues in the clean energy transition
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. $1,000,0002016for th Global Coal and Air Pollution program
Environment California Research and Policy Center $300,0002016for the Charge Ahead California Campaign
Clean Air Task Force $200,0002016for the Center for Carbon Removal
The Solar Foundation $100,0002016for an annual solar jobs survey
International Council on Clean Transportation$70,0002016for accelerating electric vehicles in India
Asian Pacific Environmental Network $50,0002016for general operating support
Vote Solar $440,0002016for advancing solar in Flordia program
Asian Pacific Environmental Network $50,0002016for general operating support
New Venture Fund $1,000,0002016for support of the 2020 Climate Education Fund
Energy Foundation $500,0002016for support of the Grid Lab project
Rockefeller Family Fund $300,0002016for general operating support
Center for Large Landscape Conservation $75,0002016for general operating support
Resources Legacy Fund $100,0002016for general operating support
Conservation Colorado Education Fund $18,0002016for management and leadership skills and succession planning
Natural Resources Defense Council $500,0002016for the Climate Change and Clean Energy India Initiative
Western Conservation Foundation $150,0002016for the Ocean Protection Program
Aligned Intermediary $200,0002016for Investor Education in cLimate Infrastructure
Earthworks $200,0002016for the Oil and Gas Accountability Project
Greenlining Institute $300,0002016for the Environment and Equity Program
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $140,0002016for support of the Transportation Justice Alliance project
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers $150,0002016for general operating support
Sonoran Institute $200,0002016for the Desert Rivers Initiative
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $600,0002016for the Chispa program
Regeneration Project $25,0002016for support of the Oakland green jobs project
National Parks an Conservation Association $100,0002016for the West national parks energy program
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership $30,0002016for communications planning
Sierra Club Foundation $400,0002016for focusing momentum on electric vehicle solutions
New Venture Fund $200,0002016for the Salmon State Project
Colorado College $190,0002016for public opinion research
ClimateWorks Foundation $250,0002016for accelerating philanthropic support for climate solutions
Wilderness Society $40,0002016for leadership development
Resources Legacy Fund $40,0002016for strategic planning
Taxpayers for Common Sense $200,0002016for the energy and Natural Resources Program
Catskill Mountainkeeper $100,0002016for support of the Building Ewuity and Alignment Initaitive's Clean Power Plan Forum
CLASP$400,0002016for general operating support
Public Land Solutions $100,0002016for general operating support
Stanford University $50,0002016for the development of a climate policy implementation framework
World Resources Institute $675,0002016for support of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Program
Energy Innovation Reform Prroject $350,0002016for general operating support
Common Market $50,0002016for a support of diversity, equity and inclusion peer-learning activities and technical assistance
Eno Center for Transportation $125,0002016for support of the Digital Cities Project
Shared Use Mobility Center $300,0002016for a project to support electric car-sharing programs in California
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment $250,0002016for support of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
Earth Island Institute, Inc. $300,0002016for the Bay Area Wilderness Training Program
Rockefeller Brothers Fund $650,0002016for a project to address environmental pollution, public health, and climate change in China
Resources Legacy Fund $160,0002016for general operating support
Outdoor Afro $250,0002016for general support
Oil Change International $250,0002016for the Global Subsidies Reform Campaign
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation $50,0002016for organizational structure changes to implement a strategic plan
Sierra Club Foundation $1,260,0002016for the Beyond Coal campaign
Stanford University $40,0002016for a workshop on regional integration of electricity markets
Asset Owners Disclosure Project $250,0002016for the Global Climate Index
Western Conservation Foundation $350,0002016for general operating support
Partnership Project $1,300,0002016for the Climate Action Campaign
Christian Coalition $400,0002016for the Young Conservatives for Energy Reofrm project
European Climate Foundation $1,000,0002016for Global Strategic Climate Communications
Rockefeller Family Fund $300,0002016for general operating support
Public Advocates $140,0002016for the Metropolitan Equity Team
Wilderness Society $3,000,0002016for securing lasting conservation protections and broadening voices for western public lands
Center for American Progress $800,0002016for the Public Lands Program
Grand Canyon Trust $1,350,0002016for the general operating support
Western Rivers Conservancy $200,0002016for the Southern California Warm-Water Rivers Project
Nature Conservancy $500,0002016for the Building a Conservation Ethic in the West Program
Trust for Public Land $900,0002016for support of the West Conservation Finance Program
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $450,0002016for the Public Lands Protection Program
Solar Richmond $25,0002016for general operating support
Open Space Institute $400,0002016for the Outdoors America Campaign
Walk San Francisco Foundation $60,0002016for general operating support
Greenbelt Alliance $200,0002016for the Bay Area Open Spaces project
Idaho Conservation League $150,0002016for general operating support
Windward Fund $300,0002016for the Water Funder Initative
National Wildlife Federation $565,0002016for the Hunters and Anglers Defending Public Lands Program
American Rivers $1,500,0002016for the Hydropower Reform Coalition
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project $900,0002016for the energy Education Program
GRID Alternatives $25,0002016for the Bay Area Program
Rising Sun Energy Center $25,0002016for general support
Resources Legacy Fund $1,500,0002016for the California Drought Action Initiative
EcoFlight $450,0002016for general operating support
San Francisco Parks Alliance $600,0002016for the Blue Greenway project
Sustainable Northwest $200,0002016for the Klamath Basin program
Urban Habitat Program $50,0002016fo the Equalizing Regional Planning project
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace $200,0002016for the Carnegie Global Oil Initiative
ClimateWorks Foundation $1,250,0002016for support of International Engagemnet and Global View Function Initiatives
Energy Foundation $8,400,0002016for support of the energy Foundation China and U.S. Grid West
American Lung Association $570,0002016for the Healthy Air Campaign
Earthjustice $2,700,0002016for general operating support
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions $150,0002016for support of climate workshops
Rocky Mountain Institute $400,0002016for the Mobility Transformation Program
Conservation Lands Foundation $25,0002016for the diversity initiative
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation$2,500,0002016for support of the Transportation Program
Environmental Defense Fund $2,000,0002016for the Path to a Low-Carbon Future: Reducing U.S. Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas
Stanford University $150,0002016for the Center for Advanced Stuy in the Behavioral Sciences
Partnership Project $500,0002016for support of the Methane Partners Campaign
Trips for Kids Marin $20,0002016for strategic planning
ClimateWorks Foundation $2,200,0002016for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program
Consumer Reports $250,0002016for support of the energy and Environment Program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition $30,0002016for the San Metro Bike Share Outreach Program
Niskanen Center $200,0002016for the Energy and Climate Program
New York University $400,0002016for support of the Institute for Policy Integrity
Native American Rights Fund $120,0002016for the Bears Ears Onter-Tribal Coalition
Environmental Law and Policy Center $200,0002016for the Coal Program
Shared USeMobility Center $39,2202016for fundraising strategy development
David Suzuki Foundation $50,0002016for the Suzuki Fellowships Program
Rockefeller Family Fund $100,0002016for support of the Just Transition Fund
European Climate Foundation $8,650,0002016for European climate mitigation strategy
ClimateWorks Foundation $2,000,0002016for campaigns on transportation, shipping, and communications
Coalition for Green Capital $250,0002016for general operating support
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis $200,0002016for general operating support
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation $3,000,0002016for general operating support
Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1,500,0002016for a project to address environmental pollution, public health, and climate change in China
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development $1,500,0002016for general operating support
Pew Charitable Trusts $1,400,0002016for support of the Western Public Lands Protection Campaign
Resources Legacy Fund $1,300,0002016for general operating support
Nature Conservancy $400,0002016for general operating support
New Venture Fund $600,0002016for the Preserving Outdoor Heritage Program
Greater Yellowstone Coalition $850,0002016for the Lands, Waters, and Wildlife Program
Sonoran Institute $700,0002016for the Sun Corridor Legacy Program
Western Conservation Foundation $4,750,0002016for general operating support
New Venture Fund $1,700,0002016for the Western energy Project
Pew Charitable Trusts $3,000,0002016for support of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign
Public Advocates $40,0002016for board development and fundraising
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport $50,0002016for the implementation of transport commitments after Paris project
TransformCA$200,0002016for the ClimatePlan Program
Harmony Foundation $1,000,0002016for Green Supply Chain Management in the Pearl River Delta, South China
PRAYAS, Energy Group $300,0002016for research on enhancing energy security in India through energy efficiency and renewable energy
Tsinghua University $200,0002016for the Clean Energy Sichuan project
New Venture Fund $23,0002016for strategic planning for the Western Energy Project's HECHO program
Institut for Transportation and Development Policy $1,000,0002016for general operating support
Wilderness Society $40,0002016for organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Energy Foundation $3,500,0002016for support of the Transportation Program
The Regulatory Assistance Project$1,750,0002016for general operating support
Clean Air Task Force $750,0002016for carbon capture and storage work
Energy Foundation $26,450,0002016for general operating support
New Venture Fund $1,000,0002016for the Moving Beyond Oil project

Madison Initiative

Madison Initiative grants are generally geared at civic participation and activist organizations.

Hewlett Foundation: Madison Initiative Grants (2018-2019)AmountYearGrant Description
Grand Total:$69,290,669
Ethics and Public Policy Center$250,0002019for support of senior fellowship
Scholars Strategy Network$525,0002019for general operating support
Federalist Society$500,0002019for support of the Article 1 Intiative
New Politics Leadership Academy$100,0002019for general operating support
Brookings Institution$250,0002019for support of senior fellowship
Center for Ameican Progress$125,0002019for support of the Project on Generational Change and American Democracy
University of Arizona Foundation$300,0002019for support of the National Institute of Civil Discourse
Library of Congress$85,0002019for support of two fellows at the Kluge Center
George Washington University$200,0002019for support of Monkey Cage blog
Philanthropy Roundtable$300,0002019for support of the Civic Education Program
Niskanen Center$100,00002019for general operating support
FairVote$200,0002019for general operating support
Project on Government Oversight $1,875,0002018for general operating support
Campaign Legal Center, Inc.$50,0002018for diversity, equity, and inclusion work
College to Congress$40,0002018for strategic planning and executive coaching
Voter Choice Education Fund$400,0002018for general operating support
The University of Wisconsin-Madison$150,0002018for support of research to analyze the media ecology in Wisconsin
Issue One$1,000,0002018for support of a new publication tracking issues concerning U.S. democracy
Freedom House$75,0002018for strategic planning
Millenial Action Project$75,0002018for a three-year strategy and operations plan
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections$400,0002018for general operating support
Center for a New American Security$250,0002018for support of a project to assess the role of Congress in US national security policy
Library of Congress$320,0002018for support of Congress
Making Every Vote Count Foundation$250,0002018for general operating support
Aspen Institute$250,0002018for suport of the Socrates Emerging Governance Leaders Seminar Series
Former Members of Congress Inc. $250,0002018for support of the Congressional Legacy Program
Faith and Politics Institute$250,0002018for general operating support
College to Congress$5,0002018for general operating support
Center for Humane Technology$125,0002018for support to integrate research on the impact of social media on democracy
Donors Trust Inc$150,0002018for support of the Defending Democracy Together Institute
Partnership for a Secure America$20,0002018for support of a legislative negotiations training pilot
Social Science Research Council$950,0002018for support of the Social Media and Democracy Research Intiative
Partnership for Public Service$250,0002018for general operating support
Take Back Our Republic$1,000,0002018for general operating support
National Institute on Money in State Politics$75,0002018for general operating support
Bridgespan Group$15,0002018for sponsorship of Madison grantees' participation in the Future Leaders Progam
George Washington University$5,0002018for sponsorship of The Monkey Cage reception
Congressional Management Foundation$67,5002018for support of participating in The Bridgespan Group's Leading for Impact program
Media Impact funders$30,0002018for strategic planning
Online News Association$25,0002018for sponsorship of the Online News Association 2018 Conference luncheon on disinformation
Stanford University$75,0002018for support of research on party identification conducted by scholars at the Hoover Institution
Brookings Institution$350,0002018for support of Lawfare's congressional coverage
Data and Society Research Institute$600,0002018for support of their Media Manipulation Intiative
Institute for the Futue$150,0002018for support of research on digital disinformation and political polarization in the U.S.
Michigan State University$12,0002018for researching , networking, and extending state political leadership programs
Social Science Research Council$250,0002018for support of digital disinformation research mapping and policy translation
Project on Government Oversight $200,0002018for support of the Tuth in Public Comments project
Social Science Research Council$10,0002018for sponsorship of Axieties of Democracy Program Reception
Partnership for Public Service$600,0002018for general operating support
Congressional Management Foundation$450,0002018for general operating support
Oxford University$750,0002018for support of the Oxford Internet Institute's research on U.S. political polarization
Third Way Institute$600,0002018for general operating support
Pew Charitable Trusts$250,0002018for support of Pew Research Center's work on American politics
Social Science Research Council$1,000,0002018for support of the Social Media and Democracy Research Intiative
Convergence Center or Policy Resolution$275,0002018for support of the Federal Budget Process Reform project
Stand Up Ideas$250,0002018for general operating support
Brennan Center for Justice$1,000,0002018for general operating support
Bipartisan Policy Center$730,0002018for support of the Culture of Congress Project
Bipartisan Policy Center$525,0002018for support of the Democracy Project and for the Healthy Congress Index
Policy Impact$100,0002018for support of Patriots and Pragmatists Group Convening
iCivics, Inc$200,0002018for support of the planning of the Democracy at the Crossroads: Moving Forward project
Partnership for a Secure America$90,0002018for support of legislative negotiations training pilot
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities$200,0002018for general operating support
Siftung Neue Verantwortung$50,0002018for support of research on the spread and impact of misinformation
Bipartisan Policy Center$750,0002018for general operating support
Protect Democracy Project$100,0002018for general operating support
Niskanen Center$400,0002018for general operating support
The Atlantic Monthly Group, LLC$200,0002018for support of coverage of governance, democratic process, and the future of the American idea
R Street Institute$1,250,0002018for support of the Governance Project
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$250,0002018for support of the Making Every Vote Count project
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. $150,0002018for support of the Congressional Diversity Initiative
Wayne State University$200,0002018for suppport of the Levin Center at Wayne Law School
Convergence Center or Policy Resolution$75,0002018for support of the Federal Budget Process Reform project
Proteus Fund$400,0002018for support of More Equitable Democracy, a new project to support alternative electoral systems
institute for American Values$200,0002018for general operating support
New York University$600,0002018for support of political polarization research by the Social Media and Political Participation Lab
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections$260,0002018for general operating support
Freedom House$250,0002018for general operating support
Assumption College$200,0002018for support of the Moynihan Center
Carnegie Enowment for International Peace$400,0002018for support of the Democracy and Rule of Law program
National Institute on Money in State Politics$150,0002018for general operating support
University of Texas at Austin$510,0002018for support of the Center for Media Engagement's research to improve online journalism
German Marshall Fund of the United States$600,0002018for support of the startup phase of the Alliance for Securing Democracy
Project on Government Oversight $150,0002018for general operating support
Pew Charitable Trusts$300,0002018for support of the House Chiefs of Staff project
National Constitution Center $150,0002017for support of the Madisonian Constitution project
Solutions Journalism Network , Inc.$1,000,0002017for general operating support
College to Congress$600,0002017for general operating support
Center for Election Innovation & Research $500,0002017for general operating support
Washington Monthly $450,0002017for general operating support
Take Back Our Republic $82,0002017for support of a search for and the onboarding of a new Deputy Director
The Lugar Center $700,0002017for general operating support
University of Maryland $150,0002017for support of research on political behavior
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget $300,0002017for a general operating support
Take Back Our Republic $400,0002017for general operating support
New York Public Radio $200,0002017for support of improved coverage of the region's congressional delegation
United States Capitol Historical Society $150,0002017for general operating support
Campaign Legal Center, Inc. $67,5002017for support of a strategic planning process
University of Utah $63,6692017for support of research on Congress
University of Virginia $400,0002017for support of the Center for Effective Lawmaking
Media Impact funders $225,0002017for general operating support
Roosevelt Institute $100,0002017for general operating support
Michigan State University $80,0002017for researching, networking, and extending state political leadership programs
Brookings Institution $330,0002017for support of the Economic Studies progra's work to improve the federal budget process
R Street Institute $100,0002017for support of the Governance Project
Common Cause Education Fund $250,0002017for support of a strategic planning process
National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund $1,500,0002017for general operating support
Issue One $1,200,0002017for general operating support
Citizen University $100,0002017for general operating support
Scholars Strategy Network $20,0002017for support of a program evaluation
National Affairs, Inc. $300,0002017for general operating support
R Street Institute $67,5002017for support of a strategic planning process
Former Members of Congress Inc. $600,0002017for general operating support
Brennan Center for Justice $250,0002017for general operating support
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace $100,0002017for support of a project to assess common problems facing democracy in th U.S. and Europe
FORUM 2000 FOUNDATION$125,0002017for support of the Congress for Democratic Renewal
Stanford University $650,0002017for support of the Global Populisms Project
Yale University $180,0002017for support of the Bright Lines Watch program
Brookings Institution $300,0002017for support of the Lawfare blog
Stiftung Neue Verantwortung $100,0002017for support of research on the spread and impact of misinformation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $750,0002017for support of Stand Up Ideas
Social Science Research Council $750,0002017for support of the Anxieties of Democracy program
Center for American Progress $200,0002017for support of the "States of Change: Demographics and Democracy" project
iCivics, Inc$50,0002017for support of a Civic education convening
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities $200,0002017for general operating support
London School of Economics and Political Science $250,0002017for support of Arena at the Institute of Global Affairs, including its media misinformation research
Center for American Progress $200,0002017for support of the fiscal policy and budget process reform efforts
Niskanen Center $250,0002017for general operating support
Texas Tribune $200,0002017for support to improve journalistic coverage of the Texas congressional delegation
Bipartisan Policy Center $1,200,0002017for general operating support
Project on Government Oversight $1,250,0002017for general operating support
Campaign Legal Center, Inc. $1,250,0002017for general operating support
FairVote$1,500,0002017for general operating support
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution $500,0002017for support of the Federal Budget Process Reform project
Harvard University $800,0002017for support of a project to research and develop teaching materials on legislative negotiation
Aspen Institute$700,0002017for support of the rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program
New America $1,000,0002017for support of the Political Reform program
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. $100,0002017for general operating support
Results for America $650,0002017for general operating support
New Politics Leadership Academy $200,0002017for general operating support
Giving Back Fund $75,0002017for support of Nexus Youth's feasibility study of a Transpartisan Philanthropy Platform
Scholars Strategy Network $400,0002017for general operating support
California Forward $100,0002016for the 50 State Solution project benchmarking electoral reforms
Brennan Center for Justice $22,0002016for support of staff participation in a year-long Rockwood fellowship program
Aspen Institute$1,100,0002016for support of the Aspen Congressional Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $1,400,0002016for support of the Election Data and Science Lab
Center for Responsive Politics $1,400,0002016for general operating support
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement $30,0002016for support of strategic planning and coaching
Issue One $25,0002016for support of a strategic planning process for a bipartisan money in politics organization
Faith and Politics Institute $500,0002016for general operating support
Library of Congress $33,0002016for support of the 2017 Congress & History Conference
National Academy of Sciences $137,5002016for support of a commission on voting technology
Milennial Action Project $1,000,0002016for general operating support
Ethics and Public Policy Center $250,0002016for support of a fellowship to improve our political culture and governing institutions
R Street Institute $700,0002016for support of the Governance project to address legislative branch rules and processes
Foundation Center $150,0002016for support of a project to map foundation funding aimed at improving democracy in the United States
National Affairs, Inc. $75,0002016for support of a website redesign
Institute for American Values $225,0002016for general operating support
Citizen University $475,0002016for general operating support
National Institute on Money in State Politics $1,000,0002016for general operating support
NEO Philanthropy, Inc.$50,0002016for membership in the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
Campaign Finance Institute $250,0002016for general operating support
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement $155,0002016for general operating support
Brookings Institution $1,500,0002016for the support of the Strengthening American Democray
Hamline Univeristy $248,0002016for support of the Citiens Assemblies project
University of Arizona Foundation $50,0002016for support of hiring a development director for the National Institute fo Civil Discourse
Voice of the People $300,0002016for general operating support
Partnership for Public Service $250,0002016for general operating support
Univeristy of Florida $50,0002016for support of the United States election project
Civic Nation $50,0002016for support of a Civic Engagement summit
University of Colorado at Boulder $200,0002016for support of research on congressional performance
Take Back Our Republic $500,0002016for general operating support
Niskanen Center $400,0002016for general operating support
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. $450,0002016for general operating support
Third Way Institute $600,0002016for general operating support
University of Arizona Foundation $800,0002016for support of the National Institute of Civil Discourse
Third Way Institute $600,0002016for general operating support
Maplight $450,0002016for support of Voter's Edge, providing candidate and ballot information to educate voters
George Washington University $200,0002016for support of Monkey Cage blog
Social Science Research Council $400,0002016for support of the Negotiating Agreement in Congress project
Univeristy of Virginia $200,0002016for support of the Legislative Effectiveness Project
Hudson Institute, Inc. $200,0002016for support of research on the proper role of Congress in our constitutional system
University of California at Los Angeles $200,0002016for modernizing the VoteView website and software

Controversies

Fake News

As of March 2018, the Hewlett Foundation has announced it plans to spend $10 million over the next two years to combat what it considers “fake news.” [79] The left-of-center organization claims that it will support research efforts that will study how disinformation spreads, the impact of elevating high-quality content, and how to “accommodate free speech and privacy while addressing online propaganda.” [80] However, Hewlett claims to want to “investigate the networks that disseminate the news” but is also interested in a regulatory approach after supporting this research. [81]

Leadership

Stephen C. Neal, Board Chairman

Stephen Neal is Chairman of Cooley LLP, one of the most liberal American law firms according to a 2016 study in Harvard Law School’s Journal of Legal Analysis. [82] In 2015, Lexis Nexis’ Law360 named Neal a “Trial Ace” for his almost 90 percent win rate. [83] Neal’s biography on the firm website states that his practices include “a variety of litigation, negotiation and counseling services” and that he has tried “over 30 jury and non-jury cases to verdict as lead trial counsel and has conducted dozens of other contested evidentiary and non-evidentiary hearings on dispositive issues and argued over 20 appeals in various federal and state courts around the country.” [84] [85]

Larry Kramer, President

Larry Kramer is a former constitutional law professor (University of Chicago, University of Michigan and New York University) and dean of Stanford Law School who clerked early in his career for left-wing U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. [86] Kramer believes that democracy in the U.S. is in “serious trouble” and that the problems of the world “require a seriousness of purpose and a willingness to take action that the world’s current, feckless leadership is apparently unable to muster.” Reflecting on his mission at Hewlett for an article in the Stanford Lawyer, Kramer told his interviewer, “By retirement I want to have prevented global warming and saved democratic government.” [87]

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Hal Harvey
    Former Environment Program Director
  2. John Holdren
    Informal adviser, grant recipient

Donation Recipients

  1. Advocates for Youth (AFY) (Non-profit)
  2. Alliance for Open Society International (Non-profit)
  3. American Conservation Coalition (ACC) (Non-profit)
  4. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (Non-profit)
  5. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (Non-profit)
  6. BlueGreen Alliance (Non-profit)
  7. Bolder Advocacy (Non-profit)
  8. California Forward (Non-profit)
  9. California Forward Action Fund (Non-profit)
  10. Campaign Legal Center (Non-profit)
  11. Catholics for Choice (Non-profit)
  12. Citizen Engagement Lab (CEL) Education Fund (Non-profit)
  13. Center for Cultural Innovation (Non-profit)
  14. Center for Public Interest Research (Non-profit)
  15. Center for Responsive Politics (Non-profit)
  16. Century Foundation (Non-profit)
  17. Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund (Non-profit)
  18. ClimateWorks Foundation (Non-profit)
  19. Constitutional Accountability Center (Non-profit)
  20. Defending Democracy Together Institute (DDTI) (Non-profit)
  21. Environmental Working Group (EWG) (Non-profit)
  22. FairVote (Non-profit)
  23. FemHealth USA (Non-profit)
  24. Fractured Atlas Productions (Non-profit)
  25. Friends of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Non-profit)
  26. German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) (Non-profit)
  27. Issue One (Non-profit)
  28. Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust (Non-profit)
  29. League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) (Non-profit)
  30. MapLight (Non-profit)
  31. Media Democracy Fund (MDF) (Non-profit)
  32. Medical Students for Choice (Non-profit)
  33. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  34. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (Non-profit)
  35. National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) (Non-profit)
  36. National Public Radio (NPR) (Non-profit)
  37. National Women’s Law Center (Non-profit)
  38. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (Non-profit)
  39. New America (New America Foundation) (Non-profit)
  40. Niskanen Center (Non-profit)
  41. Oil Change International (Non-profit)
  42. Oxfam America (Non-profit)
  43. Pew Charitable Trusts (Non-profit)
  44. Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR) (Non-profit)
  45. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) (Non-profit)
  46. Ploughshares Fund (Non-profit)
  47. Population Connection (Zero Population Growth) (Non-profit)
  48. Project On Government Oversight (POGO) (Non-profit)
  49. Protect Democracy Project (PDP) (Non-profit)
  50. Public Policy Institute of California (Non-profit)
  51. R Street Institute (Non-profit)
  52. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) (Non-profit)
  53. Represent.Us (Non-profit)
  54. Represent.US Education Fund (Non-profit)
  55. Resources for the Future (RFF) (Non-profit)
  56. Resources Legacy Fund (Non-profit)
  57. ReThink Media (Non-profit)
  58. Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Non-profit)
  59. Rocky Mountain Institute (Non-profit)
  60. Roosevelt Institute (Non-profit)
  61. Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (Non-profit)
  62. SCOPE (Non-profit)
  63. Solidago Foundation (Non-profit)
  64. Stand Up Republic Foundation (Stand Up Ideas) (Non-profit)
  65. Sustainable Markets Foundation (Non-profit)
  66. Taxpayers for Common Sense (Non-profit)
  67. Tides Foundation (Non-profit)
  68. Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) (Non-profit)
  69. Upstream (Non-profit)
  70. Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Non-profit)
  71. Western Conservation Foundation (Non-profit)
  72. Women’s Equality Center (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: March 1, 1968

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $526,699,324 $471,437,419 $9,020,102,526 $280,482,943 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $624,612,155 $419,655,610 $9,042,503,665 $236,127,009 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $289,396,942 $303,616,986 $8,607,073,096 $302,553,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $604,616,338 $374,651,952 $7,735,371,139 $340,745,762 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $428,169,099 $274,862,351 $7,296,506,125 $358,279,985 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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