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Special Projects in 2012

Each year, the Hewlett Foundation reserves funding for special projects that do not align directly with our strategies, but present opportunities to advance our broader mission, such as our long-term funding of selected national media outlets. Here, National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep speaks during the organization’s flagship Morning Edition program. Photo : Stephen Voss/ NPR


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 2012, Special Projects made 59 grants to 51 organizations, totaling over $14.7 million.

Read more about Special Projects in 2012

View a list of Special Project's 2012 grants.