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Avery-Fuller-Welch Children's Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-28

At A Glance

Avery-Fuller-Welch Children's Foundation

(formerly Avery-Fuller Children's Center)

1660 Bush St., Ste. 300

San Francisco, CA United States 94109-5308

Telephone: (415) 561-6540


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $6,140,640

Total giving: $150,580






Originally incorporated in 1914 with bequests from the estates of Mary A. Avery and her brother, Orlando P. Fuller, the Avery-Fuller Children's Center operated a facility in San Francisco providing aid to handicapped children. The foundation was renamed to honor Whiting Welch for his many years of dedicated service as President of the foundation.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for early intervention and professional guidance to children with physical, behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges. All applications must be submitted by the service provider on behalf of a single child and all grants are paid directly to said provider.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Financial assistance to mentally and physically disabled children in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Marin counties, CA, to increase their self-sufficiency. See program description for further limitations.

Fields of Interest

  • Adult day care
  • Child development
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special needs education
  • Speech and hearing rehabilitation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male children and youth
  • Males
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $6,140,640 (market value)

Expenditures: $209,918

Total giving: $150,580

Qualifying distributions: $196,700