National Association of Family Ministries

Encouragement, Support and Guidance

aka National Center for Fathering, Grandkids Matter, Father-Daughter Summit   |   Tontitown, AR   |

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National Association of Family Ministries

EIN: 77-0477744


Permeate the pressures and strain of an aching world with profound connection that comes from the turning of hearts. We do this by providing services and resources through, Grandkids Matter, and Father-Daughter Summit.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Ken Canfield

Main address

PO Box 996

Tontitown, AR 72770 USA

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Subject area info

Social sciences

Family services


Population served info

Children and youth




Non-adult children

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NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

National Association of Family Ministries is addressing the problem of fatherlessness.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Father-Daughter Summit

The Father-Daughter Summit develops programming and resources for fathers with teen and adult daughters.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth

The National Center for Fathering,, has provided tools, research and support for fathers and leaders around the world since 1990.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training events conducted

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Father-Daughter Summit

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

National Association of Family Ministries serves an international community dedicated to turning hearts through training, develop and distribution of practical materials that support enduring father-child relationships, and conducting collaborative research.

A primary goal for 2024 is to build an online platform for that will accomplish the following:
House,, and
House our online courses
Support international networking
House podcasts
House mobile app

Accomplishing this goal will allow us to scale our training and offer greater support of fathers and families

National Association of Family Ministries is seeking funding to:
1) hire the talent necessary to develop and maintain the online platform
2) pay for the online service
3) script and record the training modules
4) promote the resources through web-based in-person meetings, social media, email campaigns, podcasts, speaking events and radio

Our team of experts includes a PhD Researcher, a PhD Clinician, qualified adult educator, content experts, and experienced fathering facilitators

We have hosted virtual mastermind groups for trainers
We have developed a survey for ongoing research
We have analyzed survey results for the past 10 years
We have developed strategic partnerships for broader distribution of resources to support father-child relationships

We are moving our research-based proven curriculum from paper copy to online learning modules.

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


National Association of Family Ministries
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.02 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.8 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

National Association of Family Ministries

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $498,015 -$489,904 $0 $3,516 -$3,844
As % of expenses 113.4% -94.6% 0.0% 3.9% -4.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $498,015 -$489,904 $0 $3,516 -$3,844
As % of expenses 113.4% -94.6% 0.0% 3.9% -4.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $937,261 $27,974 $107,600 $94,647 $89,764
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -97.0% 284.6% -12.0% -5.2%
Program services revenue 0.4% 41.3% 1.1% 1.7% 1.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.6% 58.7% 98.9% 98.3% 98.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $439,246 $517,878 $107,600 $91,131 $93,608
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 17.9% -79.2% -15.3% 2.7%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 49.5% 54.8% 69.7% 65.2% 63.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 1.5% 5.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.0% 39.7% 30.3% 34.8% 36.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $439,246 $517,878 $107,600 $91,131 $93,608
One month of savings $36,604 $43,157 $8,967 $7,594 $7,801
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $780,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,255,850 $561,035 $116,567 $98,725 $101,409

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.6 2.7
Months of cash and investments 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.6 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -7.6 -6.8 -32.8 -44.9 -44.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $18,129 $1,376 $1,376 $4,892 $21,048
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $780,000 $780,000 $780,000 $780,000 $780,000
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 37.5% 98.7% 98.7% 98.2% 98.7%
Unrestricted net assets $500,490 $10,586 $10,586 $14,102 $10,258
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $500,490 $10,586 $10,586 $14,102 $10,258

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Ken Canfield

Dr. Canfield is a nationally known leader and scholar and founded the National Center for Fathering in 1990. He is the author of twelve books on fathering and family life and has keynoted and presented at dozens of state and community conferences and led hundreds of seminars.).

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
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Board chair

Ken Canfield

Grant Goodwin

John Savage

Lee Stedman

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2024

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.