Restoring Fatherhood


The Family Foundation Fund is a non-profit organization based out of Nashville, TN whose mission is to nurture boys with absent fathers into successful, Christ-centered manhood and to inspire and equip them to be fathers that impact the destiny of future generations.”  More…


If you are interested in volunteering your time, becoming a surrogate parent or lending a hand in some way, please contact us and we will get back with you right away. You will be richly blessed by doing so. More…

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  • Mentoring Program and Applications
  • Be Intentional – Introduction
  • The Fatherhood Games 2017


In the United States today, approximately 70% of African-American homes do not have fathers present. Statistically, this means young males are ‘at-risk’ at a disproportionate risk for teen suicide, dropping out of school, chemical abuse, prison and behavioral problems. The Family Foundation Fund was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry to serve the the Metro Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas by providing a mentoring program to fatherless, ‘at-risk’ and disadvantaged boys, ages ten years old and older.

The Family Foundation Fund Mentoring Program is an intensive, multi-year program in which a mature, well-balanced Christian man acts as a surrogate father for an ‘at-risk’ youth who will have a long-term relationship and take an active interest in his life.

Over the past 21 years, 64 Foundation sons have been mentored and the results speak for the success of the program. 94% of the Foundation sons who have graduated the mentoring program have no criminal record and none have become teenage fathers. FFF sons have gone on to college, joined the U.S. armed forces, became employed and are responsible citizens.

The Family Foundation Fund have proven successfully that these young men will break the cycle of fathers abandoning their children and all the difficulties that this causes. We are producing husbands and fathers who love the Lord, cherish their wives and children and know the value of hard work and responsibility.

Other Aspects Of Our Program

Upon acceptance into the mentoring program, the Foundation sons’ mothers attend an orientation weekend sponsored by the Family Foundation Fund which is generally the first weekend in April. After that, the FFF sons attend a two week Son Camp at the beginning of the summer. After the camp, them may apply for our Summer Mentoring Program where they spend two days with Christian men who allow them to shadow them in their places of work.

On our Son Farm, the FFF sons also learn the value of organically grown produce through their participation. This experience benefits them and their families, helping them to “Eat Healthy and Stay Balanced”.

Mentoring Program Application

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Surrogate Father Application

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Business Mentorship Application

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BeIntentional-02Onnie Kirk, Founder of the Family Foundation Fund, is bringing a series of inspirational messages entitled, “Be Intentional” throughout the year.


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Saturday June 17, 2017
The Fontanel Mansion

Nashville, TN

About The Games

The Fatherhood Games is an exciting, action-packed, half-day event, filled with family-friendly, competitive games and activities for dads, moms, kids, grandparents, family and friends, ages 1 to 101.

Along with an optional, chip-timed, USTAF measured, 5K run/walk wooded trail race, it is held each year on the Saturday morning before Father’s Day on the grounds of the beautiful Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.

It is sponsored by the Family Foundation Fund, a non-profit organization based out of Nashville, TN whose mission is to nurture young men and develop them into successful, Christ-centered manhood and inspire and equip them to be fathers that impact the destiny of future generations.

The Fatherhood Games is the perfect Father’s Day gift and quite possibly a new Father’s Day weekend family tradition. So get your game on, register today, and join us on Saturday morning, June 17, 2017, to celebrate fatherhood while helping to raise support for boys whose fathers are absent from their lives. You’ll have fun, you’ll make some great memories and most importantly, you’ll make a difference! Click here to see some of the fun we had last year.


The 5K Trail Race

5k Runners

Come experience Nashville’s only trail run (and one of the best trail runs in the Southeast) on Saturday morning, June 17, 2017 – Father’s Day weekend. A 14-year tradition, this chip-timed, USTAF measured, 5k wooded trail run/walk race takes place in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. Set your own pace through one of the most scenic 5K courses in Tennessee as you race across the beautiful estate of the Fontanel Mansion, former home to Hall of Fame country musician Barbara Mandrell. More…

Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment

Get some down-time between games or hang with your family and friends, while enjoying live music from the amphitheater stage, delicious food and more. There’s enough fun for everyone! Live entertainment will be provided throughout the morning. More…



Be sure to check the Schedule page frequently and be kept informed of all the games, events, related activities, clothing recommendations and what you should expect during the morning. More…


The Family Foundation Fund

The Fatherhood Games are endorsed by Dave Ramsey, Nationally syndicated radio host of “The Dave Ramsey Show”, and CeCe Winans, winner of ten Grammy Awards and the best selling female gospel artist of all time. More…

The Fontanel Mansion and Cafe

The Fontanel

The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home located on 136 acres of beautiful rolling hills in the Whites Creek Valley just minutes north of Nashville, TN. Also on the grounds is the Cafe Fontanella which offers an award-winning menu with something for every discerning pallet. More…


CeceWinansWinner of ten Grammy Awards and seven Stellar Awards, CeCe Winans has sold 16 million records world-wide and is the best selling female gospel artist of all time.

“I love this organization! I would encourage you and your family to come out on Father’s Day weekend and support the Family Foundation Fund.”

CeCe Winans