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Kent McGuire to join Hewlett Foundation as Education Program director 

MENLO PARK, Calif.—The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today that Kent McGuire will be joining the foundation’s Education Program as its new program director. In an email to grantees and foundation staff this morning, our president, Larry Kramer, had the following to say about the appointment: I am truly delighted to announce that Kent McGuire will be ...
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New Bears Ears Community Engagement Fund to Support Cultural Resource Protection and Community Partnerships 

Menlo Park, Calif. ― Recognizing the world-class cultural and natural resources of the newly established Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, a group of philanthropic foundations are committing $1.5 million to strengthen collaborative management of the area and ensure inclusion of local community voices. President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument on December 28, 2016 to safeguard one of ...
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Veteran Diplomat and Climate Expert Jonathan Pershing Joins William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as Director of Environment Program 

Menlo Park, Calif. ― Jonathan Pershing, former Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State and lead U.S. negotiator to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will join the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as director of its Environment Program on January 17, 2017. In his role as Special Envoy, Pershing directed international climate policy ...
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Newly Launched Open Rivers Fund Supports Fish Passage Barrier Removal and River Restoration in the Rogue River Basin 

Central Point, Ore. – November 29, 2016 – Today, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Resources Legacy Fund announced the creation of the Open Rivers Fund to support local efforts to remove obsolete dams and restore watersheds across the western United States. The Open Rivers Fund, which is a program of Resources Legacy Fund supported ...
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New ‘Open Rivers Fund’ To Support River Conservation Efforts, Removal of Aging Dams 

Menlo Park, Calif.―The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Resources Legacy Fund announce the new ‘Open Rivers Fund’ to support broad-based community conservation efforts and the removals of aged dams. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation marked the organization’s 50th anniversary by granting $50 million to Resources Legacy Fund, to establish a new program, the ...
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Philanthropic Community Applauds Montreal Protocol Amendment to Phase Out Potent Greenhouse Gas, Prepares to Distribute $53 Million for Energy Efficiency in Cooling 

Kigali, Rwanda—Philanthropic fund of $53 million will help fast-start developing countries expand energy efficiency while phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used as coolants, doubling the climate benefit. A group of philanthropic donors applauds an historic amendment to the Montreal Protocol, under which the nations of the world agreed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a climate-harming greenhouse gas. ...
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Philanthropic Community Answers Call from Developing Nations to Create Fund to Help Expand Energy Efficiency Programs 

New York, NY — A group of philanthropic donors today announced a new fund to help expand energy efficiency efforts in developing countries. The new fund will help support government-funded work expected as the result of a Montreal Protocol amendment to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potentially doubling climate benefits compared to only reducing HFCs. Studies ...
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