Fathers in the Field

Reaching and Healing the fatherless

aka Mentoring the fatherless   |   LOVELAND, CO   |  www.fathersinthefield.com

Mission

To Mentor fatherless boys through the local church addressing the #1 societal issue in America. Across this nation, we come alongside the local church to equip and train whereby mobilizing their approved men to make a 3-year mentoring commitment into the life of a fatherless boy and advocate for the fatherless issue across America. At no charge to single mothers in their desperate search to help their at-risk sons grow into responsible manhood/parenthood.

Ruling year info

2009

Founder / CEO

Mr John Smithbaker

Main address

6796 N. Franklin Ave

LOVELAND, CO 80538 USA

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EIN

36-4646269

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobilzing Mentors for fatherless boys

Mobilize mature godly men through the local church to Intentionally commit to Mentor a fatherless boy over a 3-year term with a specified weekly meeting structure, abandonment wound curriculum, and mercy service activities focused on healing and forgiveness.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Hope Award 2012

World Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

World Magazine 2012

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Pastors, Mentor Fathers, Single Moms

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Implemented an electronic database for the collection of relative information, application processing to better serve our constituents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Helps keep our processes mutually beneficial.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Fathers in the Field

Board of directors
as of 5/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Smithbaker

Fathers in the Field

Term: 2009 - 2022

Kyle Weaver

CEO/Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Evelyn Husband

Single Mom Speaker/Advocate

Josh Ettesvold

CEO/Cactus Network

Zac Guy

CEO/AntiqueWoods

John Smithbaker

Founder/Fathers in the Field

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/15/2021,

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/15/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.