Global Fatherhood Foundation is based in Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County, MN. It is a lifetime advocate and mentor whose passion is to empower men, especially those in immigrant communities, to have a voice and speak out on issues that impact their role as fathers. We encourage fathers to enroll in a responsible fatherhood program and to maintain participation rather than learning to be a better father and parent (e.g., through increased knowledge of child development, child discipline, etc.).

Many fathers experience a lack of income and racial disparities, spousal abandonment, unemployment, domestic abuse, an unfair justice system, incarceration, 

 Focuses on Fathers who have been left out as historically, communities, government, international agencies, and market strategies have had resources geared towards women’s causes and initiatives. Co-branded in partnership with other immigrant organizations to empower fathers to have a voice, counseling, and change systems within different techniques. 

Top Fatherhood Facts

Father’s absence began a rapid increase in 1960, with the number of children growing up without a father (i.e., without a biological, step, or adoptive father) having stabilized since 1995. Father absence is proportionally affecting Black children, and nearly a quarter of American children live in father-absent homes. Trends such as increases in divorce increase cohabitation, and marriage decreases have led to more children living with an unmarried parent but not necessarily experiencing their father’s absence. The relationship between the mother and father at birth later affects the father’s involvement. Fathers who have a romantic relationship with their mothers are more likely to be involved than fathers who do not have a romantic relationship with their mothers.

In 2018, 69.1% of children under age 18 in the United States lived with both parents, 22.2% lived with a mother, 4.4% lived with a father, and 4.3% lived with neither parent.

  • Of all White children, 74.6% lived with both parents, 17.4% lived with their mother only, 4.4% lived with their father only, and 3.6% lived with neither parent.
  • Of all Black children, 39.7% lived with both parents, 48.1% lived with a mother, 5.03% lived with a father, and 7.13% lived with neither parent.
  • Of all Hispanic children, 67.0% lived with both parents, 24.9% lived with their mother only, 4.0% lived with their father only, and 4.2% lived with neither parent.
  • Of all Asian children, 86.8% lived with both parents, 8.5% lived with a mother only, 2.2% lived with a father only, and 2.4% lived with neither parent.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. (2018). C3. Living arrangements of children under 18 years and marital status of parents by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin and selected characteristics of the child for all children: 2018. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau.



To transform communities by inspiring fathers to help their children be the best they can be. We advocate co-engaged our communities and support a vision that all communities and human service organizations are proactively father-inclusive so that every child has an involved, responsible, and committed father.  


To help fathers with their unexpected transition to fatherhood and offer guidance to meeting daily life challenges from an experienced coach and a role model. There is a compelling need for an organization whose sole focus is to inspire, mentor, empower, and support gender equity in this area. The role of FATHERHOOD is a milestone in the lives of children, and many of the lessons that a child will learn are a reflection of the time parents dedicate to them.

The Global Fatherhood Foundation Campaign is a community initiative designed to promote responsible fatherhood by helping males and fathers of all ages to achieve greater self-esteem and better awareness of their responsibilities to their families and community. Through this initiative, fathers are encouraged to become actively involved in the health and wellness of their own lives as well as in the lives of their children. The campaign wants to emphasize the honor of being a father and the critical role a male parent plays in his child’s life, regardless of age.

The Global Fatherhood Campaign assists men and fathers in the community with the understanding and support needed to help them become successful parents. Through life skills building, mentorship, and partnership, dads can engage in healthy, helpful dialogue that encourages responsible fatherhood. Since the Campaigns’ inception, we have reached well over 10,000 men/fathers in our community and many more throughout Minnesota through outreach, workshops, and parenting classes.

Since 2021 we have re-imagined our mission to include diversity in mental health, vaccine equity, career, and workforce readiness, rent assistance, and community housing stability; our target participants are below the 150-200% federal Poverty guideline. We work with both local partners, state or city in planning and executing programs.

In conclusion

A large portion of this success has been through the support and assistance of CORE members, family partners, and collaborating agencies who have taken on the mission of promoting responsible fatherhood.

Core Values and Intervention Inclusion for fathers.

As communities grow and diversify, and fatherhood transformation is going on across barriers, in different cultures and experiences, At Global fatherhood Foundation, we believe fathers have an enormous duty and wisdom to pass the torch to the next generation. Each community is unique in its way. Many fatherhood researchers or organizations have uncovered four specific problems when it comes to interventions’ inclusion of fathers:

  • Despite the evidence of the father’s substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them. 
  • Parenting interventions that have included men as parents or co-parents give insufficient attention to reporting on father participation and impact.
  • A fundamental change in the design and delivery of parenting interventions is required to overcome pervasive gender biases and to generate robust evidence on outcomes differentiated by gender and by couple effects in evaluation.
  • Compilation of the data and statistics on the causes and consequences of father absence or Youth Incarceration.