The Fathers for the Future Foundation helps low to moderate income fathers learn to manage money to better provide for their families. Our goal is for fathers, custodial and non-custodial, to develop skills for handling their household finances and protect their assets in order to promote family economic security and upward mobility.
Incorporated in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Fathers for the Future relocated operations to Chicago, Illinois in 2007. Fathers for the Future is a 501(c)(3) recognized under the Internal Revenue statutes. To reduce financial overhead, our faith based nonprofit partner, Goodcity is our fiscal manager.
The mission of the Father for the Future Foundation is to support low to middle income working fathers between the ages of 18-40 years old in building financial capacity and holistic stability as men, fathers and husbands.
The vision of Fathers for the Future is to significantly increase the number of fathers who will be able to manage and maintain the support of household finances, promoting family economic security and upward mobility. We work in collaboration with employers, labor unions, banks, employment agencies. trade schools successful fathers and others.
In 2006, the Fathers for the Future Foundation served as the fiscal agent for National Hip Hop Political Convention Las Vegas chapter, which was involved heavily in registering young men to vote and leading youth-based town hall meetings and forums around economic issues affecting low to middle income families.
In 2007, Fathers for the Future hosted a professional conference, “A Blueprint for Success: The Stakeholders Conference on the Economic Development of Young Men” at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. We concentrated on five functional areas that were identified as barriers to success for young men: Employment, Crime, Economics, Education and Mental Illness. From 2007-2010, Fathers for the Future provided direct services consisting of financial literacy and parenting classes through our Mentors for Men program to thirty ex offenders who were fathers. This program was funded through a City of Chicago’s Community Block Grant. In 2007, we were a subcontract grantee of C.O.N.N.E.C.T.S., a South Shore violence prevention coalition. In August 2013, Fathers for the Future graduated its first inaugural class for the Money Management course at St. Philip Neri Catholic Parish in the South Shore community.