About NFI

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Supporting You. Supporting Fathers. Supporting Families.™

Creating a World in Which Every Child Has a 24/7 Dad®

National Fatherhood Initiative® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to reverse our nation’s destructive trend towards father absence. Today, over 24 million American children live in homes in which their biological fathers do not live. On average, these children face a host of risks to their physical, economic, and emotional well-being as a result of living without the presence of an involved, responsible, and committed father. Therefore, NFI’s mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children with involved, responsible, and committed fathers in their lives.

Accordingly, we accomplish our mission by:

  • Educating all Americans, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research, and other resources.
  • Equipping fathers and developing leaders of national, state, and local organizations with resources, training, and technical assistance.
  • Engaging all sectors of society through strategic alliances and partnerships. 

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