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The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is housed within the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of Ohio's children by providing opportunities for fathers to become better parents, partners and providers. Please explore our website to learn more about how we do this.


NEW RFGA POSTED Applications Due Sept. 30th at 3:00 PM - Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) has just posted a new Request for Grant Applications (RFGA).  OCF seeks to award funding to organizations to implement a comprehensive countywide approach to promoting responsible fatherhood. Applicants must have at least one (1) year of experience providing services to fathers.  OCF seeks to award at least five (5) organizations $75,000 each per year for two years (total of $150,000) starting on October 31, 2019 through June 30, 2021.  Applications are due September 30, 2019, by 3:00 pm.  Click on the link to read the RFGA.

Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded - Monday, July 22, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) has awarded grants to five Ohio organizations.  Each organization will receive $260,000 over the next two fiscal years:  

  1. Action for Children, Delaware, Franklin and Licking Counties
  2. Early Childhood Resource Center, Stark and Summit Counties
  3. ForeverDads, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties
  4. Passages, Lorain and Portage Counties
  5. Talbert House, Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties

Click on the link to read the ODJFS Press Release.

Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Action for Children and Columbus Urban League Fatherhood programs assisted Columbus Public Health and Celebrate One staff as they developed an Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers.  Click here to view the toolkit

Annual Report SFY 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018

Read our latest annual report for State Fiscal Year 2018 by

clicking here