A recent University of California Board of Regents vote solidified the protection of 6,500 acres near University of California Merced. The interest from Hewlett Foundation's $2 million endowment and money will help fund the newly-protected reserve.
San Francisco was home to William and Flora Hewlett, and today their Foundation gives back to the Bay Area community in a big way. In particular, the Hewlett Foundation’s Serving Bay Area Communities program is focused on preserving open space and getting people back outdoors. Through a variety of grants, the Hewlett Foundation is ensuring San Francisco preserves and increases its park space.
Handling millions of dollars and tracking hundreds of projects can be hard work – and sometimes the big foundations need a little help. That’s where groups like the Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) come in, helping donors set goals, develop strategies, and execute initiatives. Some of the largest foundations in the conservation field have relied on RLF for help, including the Packard Foundation, the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation.