Welcome to John Burton Foundation

Our Mission

The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California dedicated to improving the quality of life for California's homeless children and developing policy solutions to prevent homelessness. Read More »

About Us

The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes was founded in 2004
by retired President Pro Tem of the California State Senate John Burton.
Through the Foundation, Senator Burton promotes the values of nurturing
children and youth who are less fortunate in life than most.
His vision is the Foundation's mission: dedicated to
improving the quality of life for California's homeless
children and developing policy solutions to prevent
homelessness. Together with the generosity of our
supporters, Senator Burton, through the
Foundation, is vigorously working to help the
most vulnerable among us - the 100,000
homeless children living in California.
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  • Posted on 2014-02-25 Senator Carol Liu (D-25) has introduced Senate Bill 1023, which would provide foster youth at each of California’s 112 community colleges with a range of academic and social support... More
  • Posted on 2014-04-01 Supporting Parenting Foster Youth and Preventing Child Abuse According to a 2013 report, over 1 in 3 young women in foster care will give birth by age 21. ... More
  • Posted on We are proud to announce a new initiative called the BURTON FUND to support foster youth furthering their educational goals in college!... More