Flora Family Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Flora Family Foundation focuses its grantmaking on a diverse set of priorities, including women’s advancement.

IP TAKE: This foundation does not impose geographic or subject matter constraints in its grantmaking; however, it does not award a large number of grants in this space.

PROFILE: William Hewlett, cofounder of Hewlett Packard, and his late wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett established the Flora Family Foundation (FFF) in 1998. The foundation is “predicated on the belief that each individual has an obligation to go beyond the narrow confines of his or her personal interests and be mindful of the broader concerns of humanity.” Grantmaking interests reflect those of the members of the foundation’s Family Council. This currently includes education, arts and culture, international development, women’s advancement, health, the environment, human services, economic development, humanitarian assistance, cultural preservation, and international security.

The foundation may also award grants related to the advancement and empowerment of girls and women through the foundation’s Gap Program, which seeks organizations improving the lives of low-income populations in certain developing countries.

Grant amounts in this space typically range from $10,000 to $50,000. FFF has awarded women’s advancement related grants to organizations such as the Global Fund for Women in support of its sexual and reproductive health rights program, as well as, Women’s Link Worldwide for general operating costs. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations FFF supports, explore its current grantees page.

The Flora Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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