National Fatherhood Initiative®

Our Mission and Vision

Creating a world in which every child has a 24/7 Dad.℠

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation's leading non-profit organization working to
end father absence. Underlying many of society's most pressing challenges is a lack of
father involvement in their children's lives.

Our Mission

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) transforms organizations and communities by
equipping them to intentionally and proactively engage fathers in their children's lives.

Our Vision

National Fatherhood Initiative’s vision is for every child to grow up
with an involved, responsible, and committed father.

{ Our Social Issue }

Why don’t more human service organizations, programs, and services
intentionally and proactively engage and serve fathers?


Human service organizations and the entities that fund them have a huge role to play in addressing this issue. That's why NFI builds their capacity to more intentionally and proactively engage fathers in human service programs and services.

How to Partner with Us


Engage Fathers in their Children's Lives with NFI Programs & Resources

National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is your partner for high quality and evidence-based programs and resources that build the skills of dads (and moms!) around involved, responsible, fatherhood. Learn more and purchase at

Staff and facilitator training also available for our programs, recruitment & retention strategies, father engagement, and program facilitation. Learn more.


Strategic Planning Service > Father-Readiness Network Assessment™

With more than 15 years' experience helping thousands of diverse organizations in diverse settings, NFI can assess your organization or agency's level of father friendliness and implement tactical plans to better engage fathers. NFI staff work closely with you to assess your network at micro and/or macro levels to better engage fathers across sites/offices. Learn more here.


Strategic Planning Service > Father Engagement Experience™ (FEE)

The FEE is a unique, inspiring, and effective planning retreat facilitated by NFI staff that helps you customize your fatherhood program or initiative, resulting in an actionable Father Engagement Game Plan™. Excellent for any agency looking to:

  • launch a statewide, countywide, or citywide fatherhood program or initiative.
  • launch a program or initiative within a specific program or service area of an agency (e.g. home visitation, child support enforcement, public health, etc.).

Learn more here.

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