The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world.
Started in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett, today the foundation is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding $516 million in grants in 2021 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a collaborative and outcomes-driven Program Officer for its National Governing Institutions strategy. As a key member of the U.S. Democracy Program, the Program Officer will lead the foundation’s efforts to strengthen our nation’s legislative and executive branches, making them more resilient, responsive, effective, and inclusive institutions in the face of our increasingly polarized politics. Over the next five years, the U.S. Democracy Program’s grant budget is expected to increase substantially from its current level of $30M, in response to pressing challenges.