About IFI

The Indiana Family Institute opened its doors in 1990 as a non-partisan public education and research organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit group.

IFI consists of professional staff, a Board of Directors consisting of state business and community leaders, and numerous volunteers. We work in association with 40 other Family Policy Councils across the nation as well as Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom but the vast majority of our work and effort centers on public policy, research, and education regarding the health and well-being of all Hoosier families.

IFI works to create an environment in Indiana where families can thrive. This includes: 

  • Policy work at all levels of government so that God honoring public policies will help Hoosier families and not hinder them.
  • Leadership development so that we have God honoring leaders across all institutions who will serve the families in their communities well.  
  • Bridging the gap between the ministers of God and the ministers of government so that the power of the Gospel can break bondage and make inroads into our state‚Äôs most pressing problems…and that, ultimately, broken families can be healed.
  • Protecting the fundamental rights of families when they are legally attacked through professional advice and referrals to legal assistance.  

We believe firmly that the family is the key institution of society, and that the overall health of any city, state, region, or nation is largely determined by the health of this bedrock institution. An already large and growing body of published, peer-reviewed social science research confirms this age-old wisdom that traces its history back to Socrates, the Hebrew Scriptures and beyond. As such, we are committed to strengthening and improving the marriages and families of all Hoosiers and seek to partner with other organizations, groups and individuals who share that same great mission.