About the 21st Century Dads Foundation
21CDF is a 501c3 created to address the issue of father absence, one of the root causes of what ails society.
Mission & Vision Statements
Mission Statement – Improving the lives of children by raising awareness and resources for greater father involvement; and inspiring dads to be present —physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.
Vision Statement – That all children will grow up with a loving, caring and nurturing father and family.
Let’s face the facts, it takes more to be a dad in the 21st Century; society demands more and kids deserve more. We want to encourage all dads to be present; financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Non-profit Organizations Your Donations Support
|All Pro Dad||All Pro Dad is passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to fathers around the world. Their message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character as a dad and husband. They are there for you to provide guidance and practical tips in raising your kids in a life giving way. Visit their website to learn more.|
|BlackStar Project/Million Father March||BlackStar Project/Million Father March. Each year BlackStar Project located in Chicago, IL rallies support across the country to encourage men to accompany their children to school on the first day of class as a demonstration of the importance of education. More than 700 communities participated last year. For more information to engage dads in your community click here.|
|Boot Camp For New Dads||Boot Camp for New Dads. For more than 20 years, BCFND, an Irvine, CA based non-profit has been working with delivery hospitals across the United States to provide soon-to-be first time fathers with valuable and timely resources on becoming a dad. The program involves “veterans” those who recently had a child to teach these soon-to-be first time fathers basic skills like how to: hold a baby, feed a baby, burp a baby, and to change a diaper. For information on how to bring BCFNDs to a delivery hospital in your community click here.|
|Center for Urban Families||A leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood. A successful advocate for child support reform in Maryland. A trainer that helps nonprofits across the country strengthen low-income families. A support network for Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens.
Learn more here.
|Children's Trusts||The Children’s Trust is Massachusetts’ leading family support organization. We strengthen the Commonwealth by developing, evaluating, and promoting parenting education and coaching programs to improve the lives of children.
With support from the Children’s Trust, young children across Massachusetts can grow up in nurturing families and communities, healthy and ready to succeed. Read more here.
|Illinois Fatherhood Initiative||Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. IFI is recognized as the country’s first state-wide non-profit fatherhood organization whose mission is to “actively engage fathers in the education of children.” Since 1997 and in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, Illinois State Board of Education and the Office of Catholic Education/Archdiocese of Chicago, has collected well over 400k essays written by K-12 students. IFI continues to be a pioneer in the area of dads in education. For more information on IFI click here.|
|Light-Life Foundation||"Light-Life" Foundation in Warsaw, Poland). Leading modern educational programs for children, young people and adults.
Learn more about Light-Life here.
|Native American Fathers & Families Association||Native American Fathers & Families Association. Founded in 2002 by Albert Pooley, NAFA was created to draw attention to the plight of father absence on the 600 Indian reservations in North America. NAFA has developed the Fatherhood is Sacred program which is administered by more than 600 facilitators and has benefited more than 20k fathers. For more information on NAFA click here.|
|Tato.net||Tato.Net Fathering Initiative. Founded in 2004 and located in Lublin, Poland is one of Europe’s premiere fatherhood organizations. Tato.Net is a meeting place for people who know how important a place the father has in the life of his children and family. Tato.Net conducts a variety of programs, does research and conducts national and international conferences. For more information on Tato.Net click here.|