Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program offers a multigenerational avenue for developing meaningful relationships, deep connections and shared experiences that are long-lasting. Participants in our Foster Grandparent Program are older adults ages 55 and older who offer support, love and wisdom to children and youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Foster Grandparents serve between 15 and 30 hours a week in preschools, elementary schools and various community settings.

Foster Grandparents are tutors, mentors and friends who enrich young lives by sharing knowledge and experience through one-on-one classroom activities, group activities, reading support, creative play, field trips and much more. Our Foster Grandparents have a passion for helping children and youth to succeed. They bring their unique talents, kindness, focus and consistency to the children they support, who often do not have an older adult with whom to connect.

Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers receive a small, hourly, TAX-FREE stipend and transportation reimbursement for their contribution. Applicants must be age 55 or older and receive less than $1,985 per month in order to receive a federal stipend.

The Foster Grandparent Program offers many benefits to volunteers, children and youth. One of the most important benefits of our program for volunteers is they remain physically and mentally active. Many volunteers report that the quality of their lives is greatly improved through participation in our Foster Grandparent Program.


Contact Information:

Foster Grandparent Program
6221 Geary Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94121
Main: (415) 751-9786
Fax: (415) 751-9787

Amy Yu, Program Director
Ph: (415) 982-7007 ex. 611

Felton Institute is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps Seniors. We receive funding from them to operate our Foster Grandparent Program.