Special Projects in 2010
The Hewlett Foundation partners with the Packard and Irvine foundations in the Community Leadership Project. The project funds organizations that serve disadvantaged communities and communities of color in order to strengthen their capacity and provide leadership training. Cheri Allison (top row, second from left) is an attorney and the executive director of the Family Violence Law Center. Her involvement in leadership training allowed her connect with other leaders, helping each other along the way.
Special Projects is intended to allow the President flexibility to fund organizations that cut across programs, to respond to unexpected opportunities, and to support high-impact organizations that the Foundation has incubated or supported for many years.
In 2010, Special Projects made 66 grants to 40 organizations, totaling over $16 million.
Special Projects in the News in 2010:
- Hewlett Foundation Makes Emergency Grant for Health Care in Haiti – January 2010
- The Performance of Their Lives – April 2010
- Developing New Leaders for a Diverse California – February 2010
- Searching for the Future of Civic Journalism – July 2010
- Megan Garcia Joins Hewlett Foundation to Manage Nuclear Security Initiative – June 2010
- Giving to Stanford University and The University of California, Berkeley – November 2010