When Governor Gavin Newsom took a tour of Felton Institute’s Family Developmental Center in the Mission District in San Francisco, he enjoyed engaging in conversations with Felton’s youngest clients.

As revealed in the Governor’s budget proposal, he is passionate about investing in early childhood education. He said, “If we are serious about closing the achievement gap and income gap, we must get serious about closing the opportunity gap. That begins with education.” Felton COO of Children, Youth and Family and Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Programs, Yohana Quiroz led the tour.


Governor Gavin Newsom's Visit to Felton Institute's FDC

Felton Institute responds to the needs of our community by providing innovative, evidence-informed social services to transform lives. Our organization offers 50+ programs that address mental health, the unhoused, early care and education, those impacted by the justice system, transitional age youth, as well as aging adults. Our award-winning programs, which have been recognized as national models, combine the latest scientific research with cultural sensitivity and a deep commitment to supporting and reflecting the communities we serve.

Founded in 1889, Felton is the oldest secular non-profit social services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. We have expanded our services across most Bay Area counties and continue to be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches to meet the emerging needs of underserved populations.

We know what it looks like to successfully build community.

We foster impactful change by strengthening the community as a premiere service provider. We also strengthen other service providers by supporting them in their fiscal, human resources, communications, IT and overall agency operations. With Felton’s support, they are able to focus on providing the best services to their clients, doing the work they were meant to do.

Felton empowers the community and ensures successful outcomes to all we engage with.

Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.