In February 2008, the Hewlett Foundation newsletter featured a story on efforts to professionalize China's legal field and further the rule of law. Photo courtesy of the China Law Center.
The Foundation makes the majority of its grants through 6 main programs. However, from time to time exceptional opportunities arise, requiring flexibility on the part of the Foundation. Special Projects allows the Foundation to make grants that do not necessarily fit within the strategies of the individual programs. This money can also be used to match or supplement grants made by the programs.
In 2008, Special Projects made over $16.6 million in grants to 53 organizations.