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Open Educational Resources December 2015 

The Hewlett Foundation’s Education Program makes grants to improve education by expanding the reach of openly available educational resources, improving California education policies, and by supporting “deeper learning”—a combination of the fundamental knowledge and practical basic skills all students will need to succeed.
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Transparency, Participation and Accountability Grantmaking Strategy 

The Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population Program works along two dimensions, each with broad benefits for individuals and the societies in which they live. The first of these emphasizes the role of women—a straightforward acknowledgment that addressing gender disparities and reproductive health problems plays a central role in combating poverty around the world. The ...
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Evaluation of the community leadership project 2.0: Midpoint report 

The Community Leadership Project (CLP) is a collaborative effort between the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to build the capacity of small, community-based organizations (community grantees) serving low- income people and communities of color in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Coast, and ...
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Hewlett Foundation Open Licensing Toolkit for Staff 

As part of our commitment to openness and transparency, the Hewlett Foundation has long supported open licensing- an alternative for traditional copyright that allows and encourages sharing of intellectual property. Open licenses, such as those developed by our longtime grantee Creative Commons, protect authors’ rights while giving explicit permission to others to freely use, distribute, and ...
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California Education Policy Fund 

This evaluation provides an assessment of The Hewlett Foundation’s California Education Policy Fund (CEPF) in the 2014-2015 year to inform CEPF’s annual grantmaking strategies. With an annual grantmaking budget of about $3 million, CEPF supports organizations advancing a wide range of policies that focus on “deeper learning” in California schools. CEPF specifically prioritizes grantees’ efforts ...
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Supporting a thriving Bay Area performing arts ecosystem 

In 2015, the Hewlett Foundation commissioned Olive Grove Consulting and Informing Change to conduct a midpoint assessment of the Performing Arts Program’s Strategic Framework, 2012-2017. Based on interviews with grantees, peer art funders, and arts leaders, among others, as well as quantitative analysis of the Program’s grantmaking and a review of existing literature, the consultants ...
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