Families of Character

A nonprofit organization

$9,065 raised by 13 donors

9% complete

$100,000 Goal

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We rely on the generosity of donors to give parents free and affordable resources that improve their lives drastically. Your gift goes directly to support our operations, continued product creation, and expansion into various distribution channels to reach families everywhere. 

Families of Character is a leader in guiding families to more joy and fulfillment by providing parents with simple, real-life solutions & resources that promote the development of habits that lead to true happiness. With this guidance, kids are able to reach their fullest potential and withstand whatever the world throws at them. 

Strong families elevate their community, and we’re here to support their ever-evolving needs. 


Parenting in today's culture is difficult! With all the distractions of our modern world, parents need a guide to help reinforce the moral compass of their family. Families of Character assists parents in developing and implementing good habits so kids are armed with strong character. This permeates culture and lifts up our communities as a whole.

Background Statement

Although officially founded in 2009, Families of Character emerged from the trials and errors of Steve and Nancy Markel as they navigated the uncertainty of parenting. Many extremely time-consuming and only moderately helpful books, parenting programs, and lectures later, one idea stuck with them — teach your children good habits and they will be successful no matter what they do.

Steve and Nancy learned that the most effective way to truly implement change is with practice. Through this, The Families of Character 3-step Formula for Family Living was born. It was developed based on the idea that to truly implement change, it must be practiced daily.

Families of Character has progressed from small-group programs to easily applicable ideas that can be replicated in any family. Today, the organization has many couples living out the 3-Step Formula in different parts of the country and throughout the world. The results have been substantial (see testimonials tab)!

Families of Character is currently serving families in 48 states and 65 different countries.

Organization Data


Organization name

Families of Character

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Education, Youth Development

Organization Size

Medium Organization


6061 S. Syracuse Way Ste 150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Service areas

Arapahoe County, CO, US


720 500 5494



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