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ERIC Number: ED478223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Fathers Matter 2001: What Community Foundations Can Do.
Drummond, Melody; Reich, Kathy
Asserting that community foundations have a crucial part to play in supporting the role of fathers in families through research use and support, public policy influence, and program development, this publication is an outgrowth of a fatherhood institute in which representatives from 24 community foundations examined promising ideas for promoting responsible fatherhood. The report outlines six major strategies that community foundations are using to promote responsible fatherhood: (1) getting the word out that fathers matter; (2) acting as a convener and community resource; (3) teaching and supporting responsible parenting; (4) helping fathers overcome barriers to work and at work; (5) finding funding sources for fatherhood programs; and (6) working for public policy reform. For each strategy, the report describes the role of the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth (CCFY), offers examples of how programs nationwide have used the strategy effectively, and lists suggestions for community foundation activities. Also included in the report is a list of CCFY Fathers Matters grantees and contact information, a fact sheet on the economic and social importance of fathers, a description of funding possibilities for fatherhood programs, and descriptions of the work of 19 national fatherhood organizations (KB)
Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, 15639 Leavenworth Road, Basehor, KS 66007-9768. Tel: 800-292-6149 (Toll Free); Tel: 913-713-6111; Fax: 913-724-9944; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Social Policy Action Network, Washington, DC.