Giving Tuesday: How Felton Institute Gives Back

Felton Institute was founded on the ideals of community engagement and fostering programs and services that provide critical support to individuals and their families. The 133-year-old organization is led by the enduring dedication of a passionate leadership and...

Happy Birthday Felton Institute: A Legacy of Innovation and Compassion

Felton Institute is a leader in providing cutting-edge services that transform people’s lives. Founded in 1889 as the first nonsectarian relief organization in the city of San Francisco, Felton’s historical timeline encompasses innovation and resilience. Its...

Felton Institute Looks to Another 133 Years of Success

Today, there are nearly 200,000 nonprofit organizations in California but just a fraction of them have been around for more than a few decades. Felton Institute is different. Today, over 130 years after its inception, Felton Institute stands as the oldest...

Leadership Spotlight: COO Dr. Yohana Quiróz on Inspiring Others

“I remember walking into Felton and feeling like it was a safe space,” Chief Operations Officer (COO) Dr. Yohana Quiróz recalls of her first experience at Felton Institute. It was 1996 and the pregnant high schooler had just enrolled in Felton’s Teenage Pregnancy and...

Board Chair Terry M. Limpert Honors the Spirit of Felton

In the two decades of service as Board Chair and head of the Governance and Human Resources Committee, Terry M. Limpert has worked tirelessly in lending his expertise and guidance to Felton Institute. Over the years, he has been part of the many exciting changes and...

A Compassionate Ear: A History of San Francisco Suicide Prevention

In 1962, a red telephone in the basement of a Polk Street tattoo parlor in San Francisco became a lifeline for those contemplating suicide. Answering the distressed callers was Bernard Mayes, a gay, British Episcopalian priest and correspondent for the BBC. Alarmed at...

How “Postvention” Can Change the Way We Approach Social Services

You have likely heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In recent decades, social services have been appropriately shifting their focus towards upstream solutions to community issues. This shift is a crucial change in how nonprofits,...