Flora Family Foundation: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Flora Family Foundation focuses its marine conservation grantmaking on improving coastal resiliency in California and Fiji.  

IP TAKE: Marine conservation is one of the only areas of grantmaking in which the foundation imposes geographic limits. Generally, this funder does not impose geographic constraints in the rest of its grantmaking.

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.

FFF’s Marine Conservation program supports “research and projects with global implications for ocean health.” Past marine conservation grantees include California Trout to support its Eel River Estuary Project and to the Wildlife Conservation Society in support of its “project to develop women-led mud crab enterprises.” 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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