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About Focus on the Family

Helping Families Thrive

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.

No matter who you are, what you’re going through or what challenges your family may be facing, we’re here to help. With practical resources – like our 1-800 Family Help line, counseling and websites – we’re committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.

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Our Founder

James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a non-profit, multimedia organization with a global reach. As founder, Dr. Dobson’s vision and philosophical perspectives shaped Focus on the Family at its inception and supplied the impetus for its outreach for the first three decades of its existence.

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Our President

Jim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive. Daly has held several leadership positions for Focus, and has been predominantly involved in the ministry’s Public Affairs, Marketing and International efforts.

Financial Reports

At Focus on the Family, we recognize that our finances are donations sent by loving people who have sacrificed to make their gifts possible. Our obligation, therefore, is to spend that money conservatively and wisely in continuing the ministry.

Part of that obligation is openness and accountability in our financial practices. In accordance with standards established by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and the Internal Revenue Service, our annual financial information is freely available for public review below.

Annual Reports and Board Members

Audited Financial Statements

Federal Form 990s

Throughout my active parenting years I really relied on Focus radio broadcasts for encouragement, guidance, and information. My sons heard probably every Adventures in Odyssey and Radio Theatre broadcast. Even though my sons are on their own now, and raising their own children, I still listen to Odyssey and Radio Theatre. My grandchildren are now enjoying reading Clubhouse Jr. with their parents. I have also been encouraged by the free access to the other programs on the [email protected] website. I'm very excited that this has encouraged one of my daughters-in-law to access Focus resources during the COVID crisis...Thank you for your ministry and for carrying on Dr. Dobson's call and vision! May you continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus to families!
- Anonymous, Ohio